Westmoreland County Community College
Fall 2007 September – December
There’s more to life. Learn something new.
Dr. Patrick Gerity
Workforce & Community
Coord., Municipal Police &
Homeland Security Prog.
Director, Workforce &
Dr. Nancy Davis
Workforce Development (Greene)
Dear Adult Learners,
Every season, every year—Westmoreland County
Community College’s Continuing Education Division
offers hundreds of ways for individuals to expand their
minds, strengthen their bodies and refresh their
Coordinator spirits. For every age, every interest and every family
we have so many choices to enjoy.
The Continuing Education Division promotes the
lifelong learning process by offering a wide range of
programs and services. Classes are scheduled to:
• Enhance your current work skills
Coordinator, Public Safety
• Learn new skills
• Begin the path to earning a certificate or degree
• Provide the opportunity for personal enjoyment
These programs and services are designed to meet the
needs and interests of adults, regardless of their
educational background. Some courses and services are
Becky Lauffer offered on a continuing basis while others begin as a
Coord., Emerg. Med. Svcs. &
Health Care Con Ed Prog. result of specific requests by individuals or professional
or civic groups. We are always looking for new ideas.
It is part of our mission to enrich individuals' lives and
provide lifelong learning opportunities. Please look at
all the learning opportunities offered in this brochure
and register today.
Coordinator Come learn, grow and enjoy life with us!
Workforce Development (Fayette)
Workforce & Economic Development
Coordinator On the cover: Dance instructor Diane McCarthy with dance
partner Carey Kalupson.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4
Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5
Dance, Music & Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7
Fitness/Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 8
Floral Arranging & Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12
Food & Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12
History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14
Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14
Language, Culture & Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 15
Law & Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 16
Personal Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 19
Pet Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 21
Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 22
Safe Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 23
Sports/Self Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 23
COLLEGE FOR KIDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 24
Online Classes - Education2Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 26
Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 28
Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 30
Employer Training Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 27
Health Care Certificate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 36
Health Care for Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 38
Emergency Medical Services Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 45
Firefighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 49
Law Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 53
HOMELAND SECURITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 57
REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
How to Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 61
Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 61
Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 62
Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 63
Educators - Earn Act 48 Professional Development Credits/Activity Hours
If you are interested in earning Act 48 credits/hours for a class, you
must complete paperwork prior to taking the class. For information,
contact Sylvia Detar, coordinator/Continuing Education, at
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4190 or email@example.com
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Westmoreland County Community College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or
employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion,
ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in
accordance with state law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with federal law, including
Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 503
and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer (presently Dr. Mary
Stubbs), Westmoreland County Community College, 501 Founders Hall, Youngwood, PA 15697, 724-925-4097.
Classes fill quickly - reserve your seat now! 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 3
There’s more to life! Learn something new.
Are you bored? Want a creative outlet? Yearning to get fit? Enroll in one or more of
WCCC’s Continuing Education classes. We offer a variety of classes to fit every
interest…be it serious or just for fun. Our instructors are top-notch in their fields so our
classes provide tremendous learning as well as entertainment value.
Browse through this schedule of classes; we’re sure there’s something to pique your
Make more of your life. Enroll in a
WCCC Continuing Education class today!
Arts & Crafts NEW - Knitting
You will learn how to knit a scarf and
dishcloth using beautiful yarn in fall
Bracelet Bonanza colors. Carrie Brown, $31 tuition + $5
Learn several techniques and stitches for material fee, .6 CEUs
creating fashionable bead bracelets. You RTSX 2700-01 2 Mondays starting
will work with a variety of beads and October 15, 6-9 p.m.
stitches. You will take home the projects
you make to use for yourself or to give as One-Stroke Painting
gifts. Dorothy Westervelt, $31 tuition + If you’ve never painted before, you can
$25 material fee for chosen kit, .6 CEUs learn this new acrylic painting technique
CRFX 0070-01 3 Wednesdays starting and create a variety of projects; four or
October 10, five seasonal (fall) will be completed at the
6:30-8:30 p.m. Youngwood class. The projects at the
Laurel Center will all be painted on glass.
Custom Framing Techniques The first class meets for one hour to
Add that final, professional touch to your receive the material list and see samples
best pictures, needlecraft or artwork. of the projects. Sharon Shearer, $87
Discover the techniques of custom framing tuition, 1.9 CEUs
from a professional framer. Learn about CRFX 6216-01 7 Thursdays starting
tools, matting, frame making and material October 4, 6-9 p.m.
selection. Material fee provides everything CRFX 6216-60 7 Tuesdays starting
needed for a complete framing. Bring a 5 x October 9, 6-9 p.m.
7 photo or print to the first class for mat- (Laurel Center)
ting. Richard Pagett, $57 tuition + $18
material fee, 1.25 CEUs Pottery: Wheel Throwing for
CRFX 0913-01 5 Tuesdays starting Beginners & Beyond
Learn to create clay objects on a pottery
wheel. This class focuses on wheel throw-
ing techniques and a variety of hand-
Dream Dollhouse building, decorating and glazing tech-
Have you often told yourself that someday niques. Bring to class: small bucket and
you would like to build a dollhouse? Do old towel. Wear clothing that you don’t
you remember the one you had or wished mind getting dirty. Short fingernails rec-
for as a child? Now is the opportunity to ommended. Limit 10 students. Classes
create a charming miniature cottage. This held at Mustard Seed Gallery, 124 South
four-room, wooden cottage can be complet- Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg.
ed in either of two themes: Christmas or Margaret Timm, $82 tuition + $165 mate-
Victorian. Tool list distributed at first rial & firing fee, 1.8 CEUs
class. Registration closes one week prior to RTSX 6661-45 6 Sundays starting
the class to allow for the purchase of September 30, 1-4 p.m.
materials. Conducted at Just Miniature
Scale, 104 S. Pennsylvania Avenue,
Greensburg. Judy Mizikar, $110 tuition +
$100 material fee, 2.4 CEUs
CRFX 1370-45 8 Tuesdays starting
September 25, 6-9 p.m.
4 To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204.
Basics of Quilting Computers
Learn the basics of quilt making, from the
choice of fabrics and colors, along with the Thinking about buying a com-
basic assembly of the squares and quilt top, puter? Learn the basics through
to the completion of the quilt and actual one or more of the following
quilting (hand or machine) design. You will
leave the class with a quilted table runner classes. More computer classes
to display in your home. Registration closes are listed on pages 30-35.
two weeks prior to the class to allow for the
purchase of materials. Bring sewing Build or Buy a Computer:
machine, extension cord, scissors, cutting What Do I Need to Know?
mat, rotary cutter, straight pins and acrylic Are you unsure about what you really
ruler to class. Belinda Mesko, $65 tuition + need in a computer system? Confused over
$25 material fee, 1.4 CEUs hardware and software terms? Should you
RTSX 6680-01 7 Tuesdays starting upgrade your current computer or get a
September 25, 6-8 p.m. new one? Would it be better to buy a boxed
computer or build one? Find answers to
Scrapbooking these questions and much more in this
Learn the valuable tradition of creating highly informative class on computers.
keepsake albums and how fun and This course is a prerequisite for those stu-
rewarding it can be as you preserve your dents who will be taking "Build Your Own
photos, stories, memorabilia and heritage. Computer." Carol Shoemaker, $15 tuition +
Please bring 8-10 photos to make a scrap- $8 material fee, .3 CEUs
book page. Stacey Hayes, $13 tuition + DAPX 0515-01 Monday, September 24,
$10 material fee, .25 CEUs 6-9 p.m.
CRFX 7526-01 Tuesday, November 13,
6-8:30 p.m. Build Your Own Computer:
a Hands-On Course
Intermediate Tole Painting From the very first night, you will add the
Go further with your tole painting! necessary hardware to build your cus-
Projects completed in this class will tomized computer tower or desktop. In the
include painting wooden cut-out angels, a succeeding sessions, you will add the oper-
wooden purse with a beach scene and a ating system, software drivers, tweak and
flower basket on a wooden tray. Use the personalize your system, and learn how to
items to decorate your home or to give as maintain your newly built computer.
gifts. The first class meets for one hour to Attendance for all classes will be manda-
receive a material list and discuss sup- tory since each class builds on the knowl-
plies. Registration closes one week prior to edge and progress of the preceding class.
the class to allow for the purchase of Prior to taking this class, you will be
materials. Barbara Grimm, $73 tuition + required to take the course "Build or Buy
$25 material fee, 1.6 CEUs a Computer," a course that will aid you in
RTSX 6806-01 6 Thursdays starting making the proper purchasing decisions
September 27, 6-9 p.m. based on your needs and budget. You will
(first class 6-7 p.m.) need to purchase the necessary hardware
and tool kit to bring to each class.
Purchase your book at the WCCC book-
store. Carol Shoemaker, $60 tuition + $5
material fee, 1.2 CEUs
DAPX 0516-01 4 Mondays starting
October 29, 6-9 p.m.
For more information about Learn the basics of CD burning. Save crit-
Continuing Education ical data by backing up your most impor-
classes, contact Sylvia Detar, tant files on to recordable/rewritable com-
pact disks. Archive your photos to disks.
coordinator/Continuing Copyright issues will be discussed. Carol
Education, Shoemaker, $15 tuition + $8 material fee,
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4190. .3 CEUs
DAPX 0535-01 Thursday, September 27,
All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise. 5
Digital Photography eBay Selling for the
Would you like to learn how to use your Absolute Beginner
camera more effectively? This digital pho- Do you want to sell on eBay, but you are
tography course is designed to teach not quite ready to list your own item? You
beginners how to maximize their images. will be taken step-by-step through the
Digital photography takes over where the process as the instructor creates an actual
darkroom once ruled supreme. Learn the listing. During the second class students
basics of photography such as lighting, will see how the listing ends and learn
shutter speed, aperture, exposure, and how to complete the sale. Students should
ASA to take photographs and transform have basic knowledge of eBay and be reg-
them into digital creations using a com- istered users. Joanna Boldurian, Gregory
puter. Victor Pilipovich, $77 tuition + $8 Babiak, $31 tuition + $8 material fee,
material fee, 1.8 CEUs .6 CEUs
DAPX 1470-01 6 Tuesdays starting DAPX 1725-01 2 Mondays starting
September 25, 6-9 p.m. November 5, 6-9 p.m.
DAPX 1470-02 6 Thursdays starting DAPX 1725-60 2 Mondays starting
September 27, 6-9 p.m. October 8, 6-9 p.m.
NEW - Digital Scrapbooking DAPX 1725-90 2 Wednesdays starting
Are your pictures laying about the house? October 10, 6-9 p.m.
Why not learn to preserve and present (Bushy Run Center)
your photos in an inexpensive, beautiful
scrapbook? Using your computer, you can Maintaining Your Computer
crop, add titles and backgrounds, and Learn "computer housekeeping" proce-
organize your pages. Create a great gift dures that will help keep your computer
for that hard-to-buy-for person. Bring the working properly. Smart computing tech-
pictures you have on CD, flash or thumb niques will be discussed, such as protect-
drive to the first class. Cynthia Long, $69 ing the computer from spam and viruses,
tuition + $3 material fee, 1.8 CEUs file organization and disk cleanup.
DAPX 1481-01 5 Wednesdays starting Preventative maintenance may help you
September 26, 6-9 p.m. avoid costly repairs. Carol Shoemaker, $31
tuition + $3 material fee, .6 CEUs
eBay Buying for the DAPX 0940-01 2 Thursdays starting
Absolute Beginner October 4, 6-9 p.m.
Do you want to learn how to purchase bar-
gains, the hard-to-find, or even bizarre NEW - Mastering the iPod
items on the world's largest auction site, Whether you are new to the digital music
eBay? This course will show you how to scene or an advanced user, this class will
search, bid, and complete online purchas- aide in helping you master the iPod.
es. Learn how to snipe to win auctions and Covering all iPod models, topics will
what you can do to prevent getting ripped include playlists, transferring music,
off. PayPal registration and use will be movies and TV shows, how to integrate the
covered. The eBay novice will be able to iPod into your life as well as viewing pho-
ask many questions during this course tos, using podcasts and iPod accessories.
geared just for the beginner. Joanna Alan Laick, $15 tuition + $3 material fee,
Boldurian, Gregory Babiak, $31 tuition + .3 CEUs
$8 material fee, .6 CEUs DAPX 3080-01 Thursday, October 18,
DAPX 1720-01 2 Mondays starting 6-9 p.m.
October 22, 6-9 p.m.
DAPX 1720-60 2 Mondays starting NEW - Wireless Networks
September 24, 6-9 p.m. Wireless networks offer you the freedom
(Laurel Center) to move about untethered from cables and
DAPX 1720-90 2 Wednesdays starting still be connected to the Internet, printers
September 26, 6-9 p.m. and other devices. Learn what hardware
(Bushy Run Center) is needed and how to configure your net-
work. Troubleshooting and wireless net-
work issues will be discussed. Carol
Shoemaker, $15 tuition + $2 material fee,
Additional computer classes .3 CEUs
appear on pages 30-35. DAPX 8750-01 Wednesday,
November 28, 6-9 p.m.
6 To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204.
Dance, Music &
You can learn to play the guitar, even if
you have no musical background. By the
end of the course, you will know how to
play basic songs and be able to continue to
learn on your own or take more advanced
lessons. Must provide your own guitar.
Limit 10 students. Deborah Kazsimer, $42
tuition + text + $2 material fee, .8 CEUs
MSCX 2604-01 8 Thursdays starting
September 27, 6-7 p.m.
MSCX 2604-02 8 Thursdays starting
7:15-8:15 p.m. NEW - Community Theatre
Fall Community Theatre 2007
Basic “Blues” Guitar Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7-9:30 p.m.;
Love B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughn? some added as necessary
This is designed for the beginning guitarist Performances: November 30 &
and emphasizes the "blues." You'll learn December 1, 7:30 p.m.
blues theory, 12-bar patterns and an intro to
the blues scale. Must provide your own gui- Actor? Actress? Stage hand or crew? Set
tars, electric or acoustic. Mark Harrison, $42 and costume designer or constructor?
tuition + $2 material fee, .8 CEUs Come join us for a new community
MSCX 9510-01 8 Mondays starting adventure as we kick off our premier
October 8, 6-7 p.m. season at WCCC with the show A Little
Christmas Spirit! Open to ages 12 and
NEW - Early Jazz older. We are looking for anyone with
Discussion and overview of how, where and theatre interest to be a part; no previous
when the style of jazz was developed and experience necessary. All rehearsals will
highlights of the various performers from take place in the Science Hall Theatre.
the New Orleans and Chicago areas along Prepare a small monologue for the first
with a discussion on the various piano night. Julie Jones, $25 material fee
styles that influenced jazz. Hollie Duvall, (covers the cost of scripts and royalties),
$16 tuition, .3 CEUs 2.5 CEUs
MSCX 3500-01 Wednesday, November 7, THAX 7550-01 10 Tuesdays starting
6-9 p.m. September 25,
Dance Like a Star (Science Hall Theatre)
Learn the perennial dance favorites: fox
trot, cha-cha, swing, tango, waltz and rumba A Little Christmas Spirit
in this couples-only class. No experience is Main Stage performance of the new
necessary to develop the basic skills to shine WCCC Community Theatre
on the dance floor. Limit 15 couples. Wear November 30 & December 1,
appropriate shoes to class - no sneakers or 7:30 p.m.
running shoes. Diane McCarthy, $95 tuition Ever have trouble finding just the right
per student, 2.1 CEUs gift? Looking for just that special some-
PHSX 0449-01 7 Wednesdays starting thing? Come see what Nick’s Emporium
September 26, 6-9 p.m. has to offer this season. Enjoy J.D.
Morse’s search for the perfect gift and
his journey back to his youth. Full of
holiday spirit and humor, you will leave
wishing you could find Nick’s Emporium
where life stands still. Oh, and always,
enjoy a little Christmas spirit.
Cost: $8 per person (at the door or by
All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise. 7
Fitness/Health Arthritis Management
This course offers general information on
new types of therapies and direction
toward other resources for the treatment
of arthritis and fibromyalgia. Discussion
will include: types of arthritis, causes of
pain, effective medication, exercise and
more. Building an understanding of this
disease is an important step in managing
it. Holly Stants, BS, occupational therapy,
$15 tuition, .3 CEUs
MEDX 0041-01 Wednesday, October 3,
Tai Chi Class 6-9 p.m.
Introduction to Acupressure Eating Disorders Awareness
This introduction to acupressure course Eating disorders are serious emotional
will help you have a better understanding and physical problems that can have life-
of how to apply acupressure using your threatening consequences for females and
fingertips to locate the different energy males. The warning signs and symptoms
channels, known as meridians, of your of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and
body to increase your health and balance binge eating disorders include extreme
your body. Catherine Drakulic, acupres- emotions, attitudes and behaviors sur-
surist, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs rounding weight and food issues. All eat-
MEDX 0059-01 Thursday, September 27, ing disorders require professional help;
6:30-9:30 p.m. however, this overview can alert parents,
educators and other professionals to the
Acupressure for Common Ailments symptoms, prevention, and treatment of
This follow-up course to Introduction to these disorders. Holly Stants, BS, occupa-
Acupressure will include more in-depth tional therapy, $15 tuition, .3 CEUs
information on how many common ail- MEDX 1748-01 Wednesday, October 17,
ments can be relieved with self-acupres- 6-9 p.m.
sure. This course will include many differ-
ent ways acupressure can help relieve The Healing Benefits of Flaxseed
pain and give examples of self-acupres- For less than 20 cents a day, you can
sure. Catherine Drakulic, acupressurist, improve your health, feel calmer, lose
$16 tuition, .3 CEUs weight, feel more beautiful and help bal-
MEDX 0063-01 Thursday, October 4, ance your hormones. You will learn of clin-
6:30-9:30 p.m. ical case studies of a woman who changed
her risk of a heart attack from 100% to
less than 10% using omega-3 oils that are
in flaxseed. Watch how to correctly grind
flax seed. Learn over 20 ways to use it.
HELP And know the16 benefits of flaxseed and
what experts say about it. Dee Gans, $11
tuition + $2 material fee, .2 CEUs
MEDX 0073-01 Monday, October 22,
WANTED 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fun Fitness: Sit & Be Fit
This program is designed for anyone,
We are always looking for client or caregiver. The following popula-
continuing education instructors tions are also targeted: those who are
and new classes to offer our physically challenged (not able to walk or
run), those who want to exercise, and
community. If you have a special
those 50 and older. Participants will be
knowledge or skill that you’d like instructed in safe, simple, easy-to-perform
to share with others, contact exercises, including upper body, lower
Sylvia Detar, coordinator/ body, basic strengthening and stretching.
Continuing Education, at Holly Stants, BS, occupational therapy,
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4190 or $15 tuition, .3 CEUs
firstname.lastname@example.org MEDX 2156-01 Friday, October 5,
8 To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204.
Meals that Heal Natural Health & Weight Loss
The food choices we make every day have By making the transition to a low-fat,
a direct impact on the state of our health. plant-based diet rich in whole, natural
Simple dietary changes and specific natu- foods and fiber, you can not only lose
ral foods and medicines can often cure weight without dieting, counting calories
sickness, reduce cholesterol levels, regu- or fat grams, but also keep it off, re-ener-
late blood and sugar imbalances, cleanse gize and cleanse your body and help pre-
arteries or relieve a headache. This work- vent the onset of diseases such as cancer
shop will focus on understanding the and heart disease. This course will show
nature of health and illness and the role you how to incorporate fat-melting whole
natural foods play as remedies for specific foods into your life so that you lose weight
health problems. Laurie Jacobson, $16 naturally while enjoying generous servings
tuition + $5 material fee (includes food of delicious vegetarian, no-cholesterol dish-
samples), .3 CEUs es that are satisfying as well as nutritious.
FODX 5315-01 Tuesday, November 13, Laurie Jacobson, $16 tuition + $5 material
6-9 p.m. fee (includes food samples), .3 CEUs
FODX 6002-01 Thursday, October 11,
Meal Planning for Diabetics 6-9 p.m.
In spite of what you might have heard,
having diabetes does not mean you have 22 Natural Remedies to
to give up the foods you enjoy; however, Turn Back the Clock
learning to eat healthy, satisfying meals is These remedies may make you younger!
an important part of your treatment. Warm lemonade or vinegar and water
Discussion will include carbohydrate before meals can cleanse toxins, help
counting, food tips you might not know, weight loss and ease gastric distress.
meal planning aids, the food label, sugar Vegetables and kitchen products can
substitutes, fast food facts and more. chelate heavy metals from the body and
Heather Hardik, RD, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs make the body alkaline. Watch the
FODX 5320-01 Wednesday, October 17, instructor make an inexpensive “no pain”
6-9 p.m. machine and demonstrate free remedies
that are proven to be anti-aging. Also cov-
Fire Up Your Metabolism ered are fats that heal, anti-aging foods,
Dieters today are frustrated and discour- supplements and herbs. Dee Gans, $11
aged. Despite following strict eating plans, tuition + $2 material fee, .2 CEUs
many dieters see their weight losses van- MEDX 9565-01 Monday, October 8,
ish as soon as they veer from their regi- 6:30-8:30 p.m.
mented eating program. This is because
many people do not burn calories efficient- Nutrition & Cardiovascular Disease
ly. This class will show you how to This course will explain the effects of diet
increase your metabolic rate (the speed at and nutrition on cardiovascular disease.
which you burn calories) by making sim- Discussion will include the American
ple, relatively small changes in your diet Heart Association diet, the food label, eat-
and lifestyle which will help you lose ing out, meal planning, healthy snacks,
weight, keep it off and gain energy. Laurie and recipe modification. You are encour-
Jacobson, $16 tuition + $5 material fee aged to bring your favorite recipe to modi-
(includes food samples), .3 CEUs fy it to a lower fat, lower cholesterol choice.
MEDX 0200-01 Thursday, September 27, Heather Hardik, RD, $21 tuition, .4 CEUs
6-9 p.m. MEDX 5726-01 Wednesday, October 10,
Early registration ensures that classes have
sufficient enrollment to avoid cancellation.
All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise. 9
PMS 101: Natural Alternatives to Reflexology for Vibrant Health
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome Reflexology is an incredible holistic, yet
Are you struggling with irritability, men- simple approach to bringing you renewed
strual cramping, tender breasts, energy and vitality. Learn self-help tech-
headaches, depression, mood swings, heavy niques to stimulate your own natural heal-
bleeding, sleep disorders and weight con- ing mechanisms based on Body
trol? Are you sick and tired of struggling Reflexology, Interactive Energy Work and
through life without hope of ever being Vita Flex. This workshop will help reduce
able to minimize or eliminate these symp- stress and chronic pain, strengthen your
toms? It is time to stand up for what is immune system and rejuvenate and bal-
yours. Join Dr. Timothy Strittmatter as he ance vital energy systems. Bernadette Fox,
explores the mystery of PMS in simple lan- $11 tuition + $3 material fee, .2 CEUs
guage that will transform your life, as it MEDX 7118-01 Wednesday, October 3,
has for many women under his care. You 6:30-8:30 p.m.
will learn the top seven reasons why
women develop PMS, how to correct the
Sensational Skin Secrets
problem, and proactive steps to keep symp- Open yourself to new cutting edge infor-
toms away for good. Timothy Strittmatter, mation, techniques, recipes and tips for
DC, ATC, $24 tuition, .4 CEUs awesome skin. Learn how to do the acu-
MEDX 6704-01 Wednesday, October 3, pressure/essential oil facial that costs
6-10 p.m. $125 in New York. Also covered are a six-
step facial, beautifying masks, a three-day
facelift diet, anti-aging supplements and
Introduction to Reiki
foods that make you glow. Take home
Reiki is a hands-on stress reduction tech-
directions for making your own celluite
nique that may be very effective for chron-
lotions, eye creams, wrinkle reducers and
ic pain. Brought to the U.S. from Japan in
face firmers. Dee Gans, $21 tuition + $2
the 1930s, this is an ancient method by
material fee, .4 CEUs
which healing energy is transferred to a
MEDX 7225-01 2 Mondays starting
person by the light placing of the hands
on various parts of the body. The instruc-
tor, Kathryn Duffy, is a certified Reiki
Master. $13 tuition, .25 CEUs NEW - Freedom from Smoking
MEDX 7108-01 Wednesday, October 10, This class is a positive approach to stop
6:30-9 p.m. smoking. The sessions offer you a step-by-
step plan for quitting smoking. We will
Reiki Level One explore all the newest nicotine replace-
Certified Training Course ment therapies, the most up-to-date med-
Earn certification in Reiki, a hands-on ications and the cold turkey method to
stress reduction technique that may be determine which will be more successful
very effective for chronic pain. Brought to for you. Emphasis will be on a long-term
the U.S. from Japan in the 1930s, this is individual plan for freedom from smoking.
an ancient method by which healing ener- You will identify the pitfalls of relapse and
gy is transferred to a person by the light carefully plan to prevent them.
placing of the hands on various parts of Registration closes two weeks prior to the
the body. Classes will be held at Energy class. Marilyn Albright, $55 tuition + $15
Connection Creative Healing Center, 150 material fee, 1.2 CEUs
Robbins Station - Suite 6, North PRDX 7593-01 5 Tuesdays starting
Huntingdon. Certified Reiki Master October 2 &
Kathyrn Duffy & Janet Jackson-Wensel, 1 Thursday, October 18,
$43 tuition + $35 material fee (includes 6-8 p.m.
material and certification), 1.0 CEUs
JREX 9815-72 Part One: Saturday, Beat Stress
October 20, This class will help you find the cause of
10 a.m.-5 p.m. your stress and the way to control and con-
Part Two: Wednesday, quer it for a healthy life. Included will be
October 24, exercises, instruction on proper body
6:30-9:30 p.m. mechanics, discussion on how toxins cause
stress, proper diet, how emotions can be
detrimental to our health and relaxation
techniques to keep emotionally healthy.
Michael Hrycko, DC, $13 tuition, .25 CEUs
MEDX 0478-01 Tuesday, November 6,
10 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Tai Chi, Beginning (for 59 & Older) Gentle Yoga
As we age, one of our major concerns is An introduction into yoga techniques for
balance and hoping to avoid falls. Tai chi those who haven’t exercised lately or are
is a Chinese system of movement. One of limited in mobility. Learn to apply the prin-
the benefits is the transfer of weight from ciples of yoga to stimulate the body into
one foot to the other. (Wear comfortable more flexibility, the mind into awareness
shoes to class) Patricia Cummerick, $31 and peace and to unlock the potentiality
tuition + $2 material fee, .6 CEUs that is within all of us. Nancy Micheals,
MEDX 8018-01 6 Thursdays starting $40 tuition + $2 material fee, .8 CEUs
September 27, 2-3 p.m. PHSX 9485-01 8 Tuesdays starting
NEW - History & the 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Healing Properties of Tea Hatha Yoga
Tea was used for healing and refreshment Hatha Yoga is a practical exercise system
almost 5,000 years ago in China. A brief designed to strengthen the body’s various
history of tea will be discussed, beginning glandular and neurological systems. It con-
in ancient China and culminating in the sists of stretches and held postures and
popularity of herbal teas in the United includes practices that cleanse the body of
States today. A special segment of this waste products and toxins, reduce physical
class will focus on the Japanese Tea tension and eliminate those habitual body
Ceremony. Samples of six different dried patterns that sustain stress. Bring a mat or
teas will be examined as the healing prop- towel to class. Nancy Micheals, $55 tuition
erties of each one is highlighted. Dee Gans, + $2 material fee, 1.2 CEUs
$11 tuition + $2 material fee, .2 CEUs PHSX 9490-01 8 Thursdays starting
MEDX 8016-01 Monday, November 5, September 27,
6:30-8:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
Soul Restorative Yoga
Wish you could help others, A study of Raja Yoga, the royal path of
yoga based on Patanjali's sutras. This
but don’t know where to start? "eight-limbed" yoga emphasizes the moral
and ethical restraints and observances,
stretching poses, life-force control and
finally, withdrawing the senses from the
external world, interiorizing one's con-
sciousness and, by concentration and one-
pointed focus, entering into meditation--
ultimately leading to a merging with the
Source of all Being: God. Bring a mat or
Westmoreland County towel to class. Myra Posner, $73 tuition +
Volunteer Fair $2 material fee, 1.6 CEUs
PHSX 9492-01 8 Saturdays starting
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Community College Sport Yoga
Gymnasium, Founders Hall Sport Yoga is a unique blend of ancient,
modern and experimental exercises
• Encounter a variety of agencies and developed to promote wellness and
organizations strength on a mental, physical and spiri-
tual level. The formatting, movements and
• Meet face-to-face and discuss endless
possibilities theories are taken and adapted from a
variety of sources including: Hatha (physi-
• Explore various volunteer opportunities cal) yoga, martial arts warm-up routines
and internships (specifically Chinese Kung-Fu), tai chi,
INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND pilates mat exercises, postural analysis, as
GROUPS ARE WELCOME. well as traditional sport stretches and
warm-ups. Excellent for beginners to
Westmoreland Association of Volunteer Administrators
advanced. Bring mat, block & strap to
Westmoreland County Community College class. Catherine Drakulic, $42 tuition + $2
United Way of Westmoreland County material fee, .8 CEUs
PHSX 9500-01 8 Mondays starting
For more information, contact Louise Wilhelm September 24,
at 724-516-0566 or email@example.com 6:30-7:30 p.m.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 11
Floral Arranging &
NEW - White/Silver Christmas
Create an elegant table piece combining
white flowers and silk pine greenery.
Accents of silver include berries and a
beautiful ribbon bow. Bring glue gun, glue
sticks, scissors, wire cutters and extension
cord to class. Registration closes one week Three wreaths on a twig branch
in advance to allow for purchase of mate-
rials. Alice Erling, $11 + $25 material fee, NEW - Three Wreaths on a
.2 CEUs Twig Branch
CRFX 0065-01 Monday, November 19, A unique piece, sure to be a conversation
6:30-8:30 p.m. starter. Hung with ribbon from a horizon-
tal twig branch, these three small wreaths
NEW - Fall Twig Square are decorated by silk and dried materials
Show off the beauty of fall with this one-of- and a beautiful bow. Bring glue gun, glue
a-kind wall or door piece. Using a beautiful sticks, scissors, wire cutters and extension
birch twig square base, the corners will be cord to class. Registration closes one week
decorated with silk and dried fall materi- in advance to allow for purchase of mate-
als and then accented with a vibrant bow. rials. Alice Erling, $11 tuition + $25 mate-
Bring glue gun, glue sticks, scissors, wire rial fee, .2 CEUs
cutters and extension cord to class. CRFX 9063-01 Thursday, November 1,
Registration closes one week in advance to 6:30-8:30 p.m.
allow for purchase of materials. Alice CRFX 9063-90 Monday, October 29,
Erling, $11 + $25 material fee, .2 CEUs 6:30-8:30 p.m.
CRFX 2137-01 Tuesday, September 25, (Bushy Run Center)
CRFX 2137-60 Thursday, September 27,
(Laurel Center) Food & Beverages
Floral Design Cake Decorating I
This introductory course covers construc- Learn all the basics of cake decorating
tion of basic fresh floral designs and care including seven borders, 13 flowers, basket
and handling of flowers as well as types of weave, lattice and transfers. During the
flowers and uses. Arrangements are taken first class, the instructor will demonstrate
home at the conclusion of class. Bring silk frosting and decorating a cake and review
flowers of your choice to create a perma- a supply list. First night will not be a full
nent arrangement the last session. You night. Limit 12 students. Mary Lou
must provide your own wire cutters, floral Cinciripini, $65 tuition + $2 material fee,
scissors and notebook. Sherrie Howell, 1.4 CEUs
$105 tuition + $65 material fee, 2.4 CEUs FODX 0460-01 7 Wednesdays starting
JREX 2151-01 4 Mondays & Tuesdays September 26, 6-8 p.m.
starting October 1,
6:30-9:30 p.m. Festive Cocktails
Some like it hot! Some like it coooooold!
Floral Design for Weddings This course on hot beverage and ice cream
Learn to construct the most popular wed- cocktails, punches, Jell-O shots and wine
ding bouquets (nosegay, cascade, crescent), coolers will prepare you for professional
corsages, boutonnieres, hairpieces and arm bartending or entertaining at home.
bouquets. This class is limited to students Donamari Andrews, $31 tuition + $10
who have completed Basic Floral Design or material fee, .6 CEUs
have floral design experience. You must FODX 0975-01 2 Wednesdays starting
provide your own wire cutters, floral scis- October 17, 6-9 p.m.
sors and notebook. Sherrie Howell, $90
tuition + $65 material fee, 2.1 CEUs
JREX 2156-01 3 Mondays & Tuesdays
starting October 29,
12 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Italian Cooking with Sergio Maragni
You will eat the food that is prepared during each class. Open-toed shoes are not
permitted in the kitchen. Classes are limited to 12 students. Due to long waiting lists for
these classes, if you register and then are unable to attend, please call and cancel.
Appetizers Steak alla Pizzaiola
Bagna cauda, bruschetta, scamorza in Minute steaks never had it so good.
carrozza, mussels in red sauce, battered Sauteed in garlic, and then covered with
zucchini and artichoke hearts, and a sauce made of fresh tomatoes and
stuffed tomatoes and mushrooms. $21 herbs. $18 tuition + $15 material fee,
tuition + $12 material fee, .4 CEUs .35 CEUs
FODX 0095-01 Tuesday, September 25, FODX 7565-01 Tuesday, October 30,
6-10 p.m. 6-9:30 p.m.
Veal Saltimbocca Sauces
An Italian delicacy. Easy to prepare and Learn to make marinara, carbonara,
just as easy to eat. As the name's literal aglio e olio and ragu. $18 tuition + $12
translation implies, "they jump into your material fee, .35 CEUs
mouth." $21 tuition + $ 18 material fee, FODX 9541-01 Tuesday, November 6,
.4 CEUs 6-9:30 p.m.
FODX 0925-01 Tuesday, October 2,
6-10 p.m. Pork alla Parma
Pork chops stuffed sparingly with pro-
Soups sciutto and served over risotto. $18
Traditional hearty Italian fare. Pasta e tuition + $15 material fee, .35 CEUs
fagioli, pasta e patate and pasta e lentic- FODX 6647-01 Tuesday, November 13,
chie. Easy to make, filling and delicious. 6-9:30 p.m.
$18 tuition + $12 material fee, .35 CEUs
FODX 7559-01 Tuesday, October 9, Gnocchi
6-9:30 p.m. Homemade gnocchi with chicken flavored
red sauce and sautéed mushrooms. $21
Fresh Mozzarella tuition + $12 material fee, .4 CEUs
Learn to make this Italian delicacy. A FODX 9547-01 Tuesday, November 20,
sweet cheese that is best enjoyed when 6-10 p.m.
freshly made. Easy to prepare and may be
served in a variety of ways (as an appetiz- Chicken alla Marsala
er, in salads, in sandwiches, with pasta, Tender chicken cutlets sauteed in olive
fried or simply by itself with a slice of oil and flavored with a marsala reduc-
bread). This humble cheese enriches any- tion topped with mushrooms. Served
thing it touches, and its versatility is lim- over a bed of roasted garlic smashed
ited only by your imagination. $21 tuition potatoes. $18 tuition + $15 material fee,
+ $18 material fee, .4 CEUs .35 CEUs
FODX 5373-01 Saturday, October 13, FODX 0924-01 Tuesday, November 27,
9 a.m.-1 p.m. 6-9:30 p.m.
Fresh Pasta Risotto alla Maragni
Ravioli, spaghetti and maltagliate served Easy-to-prepare one-pot meal and no
with a variety of traditional Italian need to stand over the rice to continu-
regional sauces. $21 tuition + $12 materi- ously ladle liquid over the rice. $18
al fee, .4 CEUs tuition + $12 material fee, .35 CEUs
FODX 9542-01 Tuesday, October 16, FODX 7125-01 Tuesday, December 4,
6-10 p.m. 6-9:30 p.m.
Chicken alla Cacciatore Zuppa Di Pesce & Fish Fry
Chicken sauteed in olive oil and then Just in time for Christmas Eve. Come
braised in a medley of vegetables and red and immerse yourself in the preparation
wine. Served over herb flavored smashed of these two traditional Italian foods
potatoes. $18 tuition + $15 material fee, served in many Italian families. $21
.35 CEUs tuition + $ 20 material fee, .4 CEUs
FODX 0923-01 Tuesday, October 23, FODX 9548-01 Tuesday, December 11,
6-9:30 p.m. 6-10 p.m.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 13
History Home & Garden
Lincoln Highway, Pennsylvania Clear Out Your Clutter
Traveler’s Guide with Feng Shui
Established in 1913, the Lincoln Highway Are you tired of overrun closets and draw-
(old Route 30) became the first concrete ers? Tired of piles of just "stuff" and
roadway to cross the 3,000-mile width of mounds of paper? Are you a victim of, "I
the U.S.A.; 300 miles cross the southern know it's here...somewhere?" Clearing out
portion of Pennsylvania. This seminar will your clutter with Feng Shui can free you
cover the premiere book, Lincoln Highway, from negative emotions and release posi-
Pennsylvania Traveler's Guide, by Brian tive energy. Learn basic principles of Feng
Butko, especially the part from Shui and how to identify and clear out
Greensburg to Bedford. The photographs clutter at your home and workplace. Don't
along Old Lincoln Highway, including the get "stuck" in your clutter. Toni Terretti,
roadside diners and quirky attractions, $16 tuition + $2 material fee, .3 CEUs
will stir your memories. David Samuel, PRDX 2163-01 Wednesday, November 7,
$15 tuition, .3 CEUs 6-9 p.m.
HSTX 4504-01 Wednesday, October 10,
6-9 p.m. Decorating for the
NEW - History of the Challenged when it comes to decorating?
Conflict in the Middle East Confused about how to arrange your fur-
You will learn the history of the fighting niture or what color to paint your walls?
in the Middle East from the first conflict With designer David Sands’ guidance,
of east and west with the Persian invasion you’ll learn the basic principles of decorat-
of Greece up to the modern day. Scott ing, including planning and coordination
Perry, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings and
HSTX 5729-01 Monday, October 22, window treatments. Project will consist of
6-9 p.m. a complete room plan. David Sands, $69
tuition, 1.5 CEUs
Medieval & Renaissance Poland HOBX 3080-01 5 Wednesdays starting
This course will cover the history of October 3, 6-9 p.m.
Poland from the beginning of the 14th
century through the end of the 17th cen- Homeowner Landscape
tury. We will examine the merger with the Learn basic tips on how to beautify prop-
Lithuanian crown in 1386, the Battle of erty; whether in an urban or suburban
Tannenburg and the relief of Vienna, as setting. Discuss lawn establishment and
well as other topics during the period. maintenance, design, grass, bugs, trim,
Scott Perry, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs planting and propagation. Learn how to
HSTX 5728-01 Wednesday, October 17, create wild landscapes, meadow gardens
6-9 p.m. and tips on forest regeneration and har-
vest. Bill Paxton, $42 tuition, .8 CEUs
NTRX 3055-01 4 Thursdays starting
October 18, 7-9 p.m.
DID YOU KNOW…
ideas for classes come from community members like you!
If you have a good idea for a class or want to learn more about a
specific topic, contact Sylvia Detar, coordinator/Continuing Education, at
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4190 or firstname.lastname@example.org
14 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Language, Culture & Chinese School for Children
A child adopted from China has a new
Travel American family. This class is designed to
teach these special children about their
heritage and cultural background through
game playing, singing and dancing. This
will give them a foundation to cope with
Western and Eastern cultures. Parents are
encouraged to stay with their child to
learn and play together. Amy Gong, $135
tuition per family
SCHX 0005-01 10 Saturdays starting
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
(no class November 24)
French for Travelers
Are you planning a visit to Paris or
Montreal or New Orleans in the near
future? Make sure you get the most out of
your adventure by learning useful French
travel expressions and cultural informa-
tion. Learn how to make hotel reserva-
tions, ask for and understand directions,
order food and shop with ease. Bon
Voyage! Susan Crampton-Frenchik, $115
tuition + $5 material fee, 3.0 CEUs
LNGX 2170-01 10 Thursdays starting
September 27, 6-9 p.m.
Chinese School for Children
(no class November 22)
NEW - It’s Time to Go to China
Discover the unique diversity that China
A course for individuals with no previous
has to offer with the 5,000 years of rich
knowledge of the language. You will learn
history and strong cultural traditions.
basic speaking, reading and writing skills
China balances natural beauties and
while discovering aspects of German cul-
shopping havens. With its good exchange
ture. Principles of grammar and syntax
rate, China is a country full of unique
are introduced. Helga Mears, $115 tuition
experiences waiting to be had. Amy Gong,
+ $2 material fee + text, 3.0 CEUs
$11 tuition, .2 CEUs
LNGX 2620-01 10 Tuesdays starting
PRDX 0935-01 Monday, November 5,
September 25, 6-9 p.m.
This is a beginning course in the national A course for individuals with no previous
language of China with an emphasis on knowledge of the language. You will
learning to speak Chinese. Amy Gong, acquire basic speaking, reading and writ-
$115 tuition + $2 material fee, 3.0 CEUs ing skills while learning about Italian cul-
LNGX 1050-01 10 Tuesdays starting ture. Grammar, tenses, structure and con-
September 25, 6-9 p.m. versation are included. Arturo DiFilippo,
$115 tuition + text, 3.0 CEUs
NEW - Chinese for Kids - LNGX 3060-01 10 Wednesdays starting
Ages 8 & older September 26, 6-9 p.m.
This introductory class will present basic (no class November 21)
vocabulary and sentence structure using
common greetings, simple expressions, etc.
Also included will be an overview of
Chinese culture touching on art, music and
history of this country. Limit 12 students.
Amy Gong, $95 tuition + $2 material fee
LNGK 0915-96 10 Saturdays starting
September 29, 12-2 p.m.
(no class November 24)
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 15
Spanish How to Start a Craft Business
Learn Spanish, a language with roots in Open to all craft workers in any medium,
two continents - Europe and the Americas. at any level of skill development, who are
This course emphasizes vocabulary, gram- interested in selling their crafts. Learn to
mar and writing instruction in addition to evaluate, price and sell your work. Covers
Spanish and Latin American culture. a range of marketing strategies including
Mario Renzi, $115 tuition + text, 3.0 CEUs actual craft show information as well as
LNGX 7831-01 10 Mondays starting details on consignment and wholesale sell-
September 24, 6-9 p.m. ing. If possible, bring samples of your
work for a roundtable discussion. Alice
Travel Tips for the Erling, $15 tuition, .3 CEUs
Frugal Globe Trekker SMBX 3053-01 Monday, October 1,
Anyone can travel if they travel economi- 6-9 p.m.
cally! Maximize your vacation dollars by
receiving economical tips on every aspect Custody for Fathers
of traveling from vacation planning to Learn how to understand the local county
final reservations from an instructor who court systems and procedures, and how to
has traveled economically throughout 48 develop a strong case for primary custody
states, Australia, China, England, France, and maintain it. Steven R. Allias, Esq.,
Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan and the $13 tuition, .25 CEUs
Philippines. She lived with the people of PRDX 0957-30 Tuesday, October 23,
these countries, stayed in economical lodg- 6-8:30 p.m.
ing, planned her own itinerary and drove (Alle-Kiski Center)
throughout the US and Europe. Milyssa
Sassos, $11 tuition, .2 CEUs NEW - Preparation for Divorce-
PRDX 8252-01 Monday, September 24, Avoiding Economic Disaster
6:30-8:30 p.m. No matter where you are in the process of
untying the knot, this course is for you.
Topics include a pre-divorce check list;
Law & Money devising a financial settlement and
whether or not you should keep the house.
The financial decisions you make in
NEW - A to Z Tax Prep for divorce can affect you the rest of your life;
Individuals learn how to make intelligent informed
Become IRS certified to prepare income financial decisions before it's too late!
taxes for lower-income and elderly taxpay- Janet Bouma, $11 tuition, .2 CEUs
ers at free volunteer sites. Work at your PRDX 1382-01 Thursday, October 4,
own pace - basic, intermediate or 6:30-8:30 p.m.
advanced - with instruction from a tax pro
with 20+ years of experience. Free text- Estate Planning
books, case studies and interactive train- This class provides fundamental estate
ing supplied by the IRS. Use the experi- planning strategies to help you reduce
ence as a valuable life skill. Tom Taylor, costs/taxes, and avoid the pitfalls that
$95 tuition, 2.1 CEUs commonly occur with simple estates.
FINX 8005-01 7 Mondays starting Topics include avoidance of probate,
September 24, 6-9 p.m. Medicare reimbursement for nursing
FINX 8005-30 7 Wednesdays starting homes and guardianship proceedings.
September 26, 6-9 p.m. Attorney Eric Bononi, $6 tuition, .1 CEUs
(Alle-Kiski Center) FINX 1752-01 Monday, October 22,
FINX 8005-50 7 Thursdays starting 6-7 p.m.
September 27, 6-9 p.m.
(Mon Valley Center)
Bankruptcy & Divorce
This course will cover divorce and bank-
ruptcy, the effect of one upon the other,
economic issues and fallout from a divorce
that lead to the necessity of filing for bank-
ruptcy and criteria to file for bankruptcy.
Maureen Kroll, $11 tuition, .2 CEUs
PRDX 0080-01 Monday, October 15,
16 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Forging Your Financial Future IRS Forms for Sole Proprietors
Thinking about retirement or creating an This seminar focuses on the sole propri-
investment plan? Do you need some estate etor and the figuring of profit (or loss) on
planning? This course is dedicated to Schedule C-EZ and C, self-employment
informing you of the potential benefits of tax on Schedule SE, and the payment of
effective financial management and to personal income and social security taxes
teach you techniques that will assist you via estimated tax payments (1040-ES).
in meeting your goals. Topics include: the Richard Bell, CPA, $17 tuition + $2 mate-
seven roadblocks to financial success; the rial fee, .35 CEUs
six keys to financial success; risk manage- SMBX 8450-01 Wednesday, October 24,
ment; cash management – create liquidity, 6-9:30 p.m.
pay down debt, increase savings; invest-
ment planning – what the pros do, strate- Long-Term Care Strategies
gies for successful investing, stocks, bonds, What is your plan for long-term health
annuities, mutual funds; tax management care? More and more Americans are pur-
and tax planning; retirement planning – chasing long-term care insurance policies
calculating the cost of retirement, sources to protect themselves against the high
of retirement income, IRA(s), cost of nursing home and home care. This
401-K’s, 403-B(s), 457 plans; estate plan- course will help you decide whether you
ning, probate, estate taxes, intestacy, wills need long-term care insurance, how the
and trusts. David Mickley, CLU, ChFC, policies work, which benefits are impor-
MSFS, CFP, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs tant, the costs, how to choose an insurance
FINX 0010-01 Tuesday, November 13, company, how the new laws govern long-
6-9 p.m. term care and the difference between tax
qualified and non-qualified plans.
NEW - Frugal in a Medicare, Medigap and private health
Consumptive World insurance do not pay these long-term care
We have been manipulated to spend our- costs. Delee King, $11 tuition, .2 CEUs
selves into debt. We have lost the skills INSX 4860-01 Thursday, October 18,
our grandparents had to be frugal. 7-9 p.m.
Discover how to change your thinking, INSX 4860-60 Wednesday, October 3,
both active and passive frugality, to com- 7-9 p.m. (Laurel Center)
bat the consumptive media and live more
peaceful, environmentally friendly and Payroll/Payroll Taxes
lucrative lives. Marlena Fuge-Hary, $16 For new employers or those needing
tuition + $2 material fee, .3 CEUs advice on payroll preparation. Learn how
FINX 2298-01 Thursday, September 27, to set up a complete, simplified weekly
6-9 p.m. payroll system for a business with up to
25 employees. This course will show you
Invest in Your Debt how to keep accurate payroll records of
Get completely out of debt, including your employees’ earnings/deductions for a full
mortgage and owe nothing to anyone! This year and how to file quarterly and yearly
workshop is designed for those who want employer payroll tax forms before the IRS.
to live in a debt-free, stress-free lifestyle. Richard Bell, CPA, $30 tuition + $2 mate-
How would you like to pay off all your rial fee, .6 CEUs
credit cards, car payments, etc., in one to SMBX 6730-01 2 Wednesdays starting
three years and then pay off your 30-year October 10, 6-9 p.m.
mortgage in three to four years, saving
thousands of interest payments with your Real World Retirement Planning
current income? This is an education Americans will work more than 90,000
workshop; no financial planning, insur- hours earning a living and building a nest
ance or investments will be promoted or egg, yet many spend less than 10 hours
sold. Bring a list of your debts with bal- preparing for a successful retirement. This
ances, along with a calculator. During course will help you determine how to get
class you’ll develop your own debt elimina- the most from investments, social security
tion plan that can be immediately imple- and retirement plans. This course will pay
mented into your lifestyle. Ray Goss, $16 dividends for the rest of your life. David
tuition + $7 material fee, .3 CEUs Mickley, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, CFP, $16
FINX 3220-01 Wednesday, tuition, .3 CEUs
September 26, 6-9 p.m. FINX 6700-01 Wednesday, October 24,
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 17
NEW - Retirement Unlimited Small Claims Court
This course will discuss common retire- Judge Judy, step aside! Have you been
ment concerns, including down turns in treated unfairly? Does someone owe you
the financial markets, the demise of pen- money? In this class with District Justice
sion plans, increasing health care costs, James N. Falcon you’ll learn how to file a
and the effect of taxation on retirement suit (and the possible outcomes) without
plans. Strategies to avoid costly mistakes, using a lawyer. $16 tuition, .3 CEUs
maintain purchasing power, and prepare LAWX 7555-01 Monday, October 1,
for a financially secure retirement will be 6-9 p.m.
presented. James Hanlon, M.D., $42
tuition + $16 material fee, .8 CEUs NEW - Do You Want to Be a
FINX 6720-01 4 Tuesdays starting Stay-at-Home Mom?
October 9, 6-8 p.m. Do you dream of being able to stay home
with the kids, but think you need that sec-
Seniors: Protect Your Assets ond income? Let's figure out how much
This class provides the facts in plain you are actually making. Bring along your
English on nursing home care, Medicaid W2 from the second job and we will deter-
and retirement planning. Topics covered mine your actual bottom line. You will
include how you can protect your assets learn techniques to save money and live
from a nursing home stay, some of the on one income. Marlena Fuge-Hary, $16
biggest mistakes seniors make on titling tuition + $2 material fee, .3 CEUs
assets, estate planning for middle class FINX 7560-01 Thursday, November 8,
and minimizing sever taxes upon death. 6-9 p.m.
David Mickley, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, CFP,
$16 tuition, .3 CEUs Tax Deductions for
FINX 7553-01 Thursday, October 11, Business Use of the Home
6-9 p.m. Discusses deducting expenses of using the
FINX 7553-50 Wednesday, October 17, home for business, eligibility tests for tak-
6-9 p.m. ing an office-in-the-home deduction, where
(Mon Valley Center) to claim it on your return, how deductions
FINX 7553-90 Tuesday, October 30, differ for employees and self-employed,
6-9 p.m. limitations and the carry forward of
(Bushy Run Center) expenses. Richard Bell, CPA, $15 tuition +
$2 material fee, .3 CEUs
Small Business Recordkeeping SMBX 8001-01 Wednesday, November 7,
Introduction to the basic types of business 6-9 p.m.
organizations (sole proprietorship, part-
nership, S corporation, and corporation), Basic Will Writing
business tax returns, recordkeeping, basic Step-by-step instructions will be provided.
financial statements and accounting You’ll leave the session with a basic will
methods. Richard Bell, CPA, $17 tuition + and, if desired, a living will and organ
$2 material fee, .35 CEUs donor form. This basic will provides for
SMBX 7556-01 Wednesday, October 3, general distribution of property; names a
6-9:30 p.m. guardian/trustee for children, if needed;
names a personal representative to
Starting a Small Business in administer the estate; and provides specif-
Pennsylvania ic burial instructions, if desired. Attorney
Learn what’s necessary to start a business Mary Ann Grec, $21 tuition, .4 CEUs
in Pennsylvania from selecting the appro- LAWX 5300-01 Monday, November 5,
priate entity, sole proprietorship, partner- 6-10 p.m.
ship, corporation/S corporation, business
trust to satisfying state requirements for Wills, Trusts & Estates
formation and continued operation. This program will answer some of the
Worker’s compensation, unemployment most often-asked questions about a topic
compensation and business management which many people neglect – wills. Do you
will also be covered. Attorney Mark Sorice, need a will? What is an executor? Legal
$16 tuition, .3 CEUs checkup and safe deposit boxes are also
SMBX 7630-01 Monday, September 24, covered. Steve Allias, $11 tuition, .2 CEUs
6-9 p.m. LAWX 9011-30 Thursday, October 4,
18 To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204.
Women & Investing NEW - Doctor Dad
Explores today's stock and bond markets This hands-on program developed by the
and methods of wealth accumulation with National Fatherhood Initiative assists
an eye toward retirement planning. fathers in caring for infants and toddlers.
Information will be practical, everyday Information and skills are reviewed in the
advice to develop a goal-oriented invest- following four categories: The Well Child,
ment plan. Upon completion, you will have The Sick Child, The Safe Child, The
an excellent working knowledge of today's Injured Child. Indications of when fathers
financial markets and investment choices. should contact their family physician are
David Mickley, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, CFP, identified. Parentwise, $42 tuition, .8 CEUs
$16 tuition, .3 CEUs PRDX 1300-01 4 Mondays starting
FINX 9003-01 Monday, October 8, September 24,
6-9 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Flea Markets & Auctions
If you love great bargains, here's a chance
Personal Interest to learn all about flea markets and auc-
tions. Find quality furniture and acces-
Art for Relaxation sories at remarkably affordable prices. Get
Need a few hours to relax? Learn how to the inside scoop on flea markets, public
de-stress yourself each week with a vari- auctions, where to find them and how and
ety of easy techniques using art, writing what to buy. Kimberly Krajnak, $16
and music. This is a great course for non- tuition, .3 CEUs
artists, those who enjoy using art materi- HOBX 2152-01 Tuesday, October 23,
als and artists in need of a creative boost. 6-9 p.m.
Cheryl Silinskas, $55 tuition + $15 mate- Football Basics for Women
rial fee, 1.2 CEUs Don’t understand football? Want to watch
PHSX 0040-01 4 Saturdays starting it with your husband or boyfriend and
October 6, really understand and know what is going
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on? This is for you! Kathleen Kuchta, $11
tuition, .2 CEUs
NEW - Boomers & the PHSX 2225-01 Wednesday, October 3,
Changing Face of Aging 6-8 p.m.
A new face of aging is emerging in the
21st century. Due to medical technology, GED Prep
boomers face a whole new stage of life. Students preparing for the GED exam will
Shakespeare's view that "we adore youth study the same five subjects that appear
and abhor old age" is no longer valid. on the test. The operation of the calcula-
Aging is now an exciting time to live and tor, Casio FX 260 Solar, which is allowed
to find meaning for the later years. to be used during the test, will be
Boomers need to make plans for these reviewed. Test taking techniques will also
extended years, not only planning for be discussed. Must be 18 years of age.
financial and health issues, but how to Larry Regotti, $75 tuition, 2.0 CEUs
find meaning that goes beyond the world SCHX 2635-01 10 Thursdays starting
of work. Richard Morgan, Ph. D., $47 September 27, 6-8 p.m.
tuition + $2 material fee, .9 CEUs (no class November 22)
PRDX 0470-01 3 Thursdays starting Handguns – Home Safety &
October 4, 6-9 p.m. Personal Protection
Applicable “use of force” issues and infor-
Those Crazy Collectibles mation, self protections tips, knowledge of
Where have all the beanie babies gone? civil liability issues, and information on
This course will teach you all you need to various gun permits are the focus of this
know about collectibles and what's hot in course. It will also provide the student
today's market. Collectibles are more with 4 hours of hands-on range time. Don
affordable than authentic antiques and Hess, Chief, Borough of Blairsville Police
can be a wise investment. The instructor Dept., $35 tuition + $20 material fee for
will bring a lot of the newer and popular the range, 1.2 CEUs
collectible items to class. Kimberly LAWX 2050-01 Tuesday & Thursday,
Krajnak, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs October 2 & 4, 6-10 p.m.
HOBX 7825-01 Tuesday, October 9, (Youngwood) &
6-9 p.m. Saturday, October 6,
8 a.m.-noon (Public
Safety Training Center
NEW - Math for Dummies “The Secret” of the Law of
Everything you wanted to know about Attraction
math but were afraid to ask. The four basic Learn the secret of "The Secret" (book and
operations of math will be used in solving movie) as featured on the Oprah Winfrey
word problems, along with basic points of Show. Whether we realize it or not, we are
algebra and geometry. Larry Regotti, $75 creating our lives at every moment.
tuition + $2 material fee, 2.0 CEUs Explore how you create yours and what to
SCHX 5327-01 10 Tuesdays starting do to align yourself with "The Secret" of
September 25, 6-8 p.m. drawing goodness, blessings, prosperity
Never Be Lied to Again and health into your life. Learn to recog-
Let an experienced investigator teach you nize when you are creating imbalance and
the art of picking out liars, cheats and less fix it. Janet Jackson-Wensel, $13 tuition,
than genuine people. Introduction will .25 CEUs
include interpreting body language, PRDX 7167-01 Tuesday, October 9,
speech, interpersonal interactions, psycho- 6:30-9 p.m.
logical profiles and how to become a
human lie detector. Patrick Picciarelli, $31 NEW - The Power of
tuition, .6 CEUs Self-Confidence
PRDX 5755-01 2 Wednesdays starting Having confidence in your professional
October 17, 6-9 p.m. and personal life is the most important
NEW - Nail Care & Design component in becoming a success. This
Learn the fundamentals of manicures and class will provide you with five crucial and
pedicures and save yourself money by fundamentally necessary steps to give you
learning to care for your own nails and/or confidence the next time you are faced
become an educated consumer when shop- with a decision. We all want to succeed;
ping for a salon. Proper techniques, nail we also want to find peace and gratifica-
structure and diseases, nail art and tion with the choices we make. As you
enhancements will be covered. You will incorporate these guidelines into your
receive a bag of nail products. Registration daily life, you will achieve advancement
closes one week prior to the class to allow and success in your career as well as tran-
for the purchase of supplies. Regina Fenton, quility and contentment in your heart.
$47 tuition + $20 material fee, .9 CEUs Claudia Narcisi, $11 tuition + $2 material
FSHX 5500-01 3 Tuesdays starting fee, .2 CEUs
October 9, 6-9 p.m. PRDX 6739-01 Monday, November 8,
Notary Public Seminar
Learn how to become a notary, what a
notary does and does not do and the seven NEW - Freedom from Smoking
powers the notary has in Pennsylvania. This class is a positive approach to stop
All of the various paper work and regula- smoking. The sessions offer you a step-by-
tions will be covered in preparation for step plan for quitting smoking. We will
licensing. This class will fulfill the state’s explore all the newest nicotine replace-
mandatory requirements for training. ment therapies, the most up-to-date med-
Conducted by the Pennsylvania ications and the cold turkey method to
Association of Notaries, $95 tuition + $12 determine which will be more successful
material fee (includes lunch) .5 CEUs for you. Emphasis will be on a long-term
SMBX 5750-01 Saturday, October 6, individual plan for freedom from smoking.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. You will identify the pitfalls of relapse and
carefully plan to prevent them.
Be Your Own Private Eye
Registration closes two weeks prior to the
Locate lost loves and military buddies,
class. Marilyn Albright, $55 tuition + $15
uncover unlisted phone numbers legally
material fee, 1.2 CEUs
and ascertain the identity of a spouse's
PRDX 7593-01 5 Tuesdays starting
"new friend." If you're contemplating mar-
October 2 &
riage or going into partnership, this
1 Thursday, October 18,
course will provide the means to uncover
background information. Want to become 6-8 p.m.
a licensed private investigator (PI)? You'll
learn the requirements for a Pennsylvania
PI license. Need to hire a PI? This course
will provide a checklist to use to help you
weed out incompetent PIs. Patrick
Picciarelli, $31 tuition, .6 CEUs
PRDX 0449-01 2 Mondays starting
September 24, 6-9 p.m.
NEW - Do You Want to Be a Pet Care
Do you dream of being able to stay home
with the kids, but think you need that sec-
ond income? Let's figure out how much
you are actually making. Bring along your
W2 from the second job and we will deter-
mine your actual bottom line. You will
learn techniques to save money and live
on one income. Marlena Fuge-Hary, $16
tuition + $2 material fee, .3 CEUs
FINX 7560-01 Thursday, November 8,
Synchronicity Advanced Dog Obedience Class
Some people believe there is a reason for
everything that happens in their lives and Basic Dog Obedience
that there is a universal plan or "divine Teaches owners how to train a dog in obe-
order" at play. This course is a reflective dience basics and the responsibilities own-
lecture and discussion on how to recognize ers have with pets and neighbors, proper
when you are going "against the flow" of care in areas such as noise, cleanup and
your life's purpose. Discover how to get breeding. Minimum dog age: four months.
back on track and live what you deter- Requires a six-foot nylon or web lead,
mine to be the meaning of life. This will choke chain no more than one to two inch-
eventually lead to happiness and joyful es when pulled tight, certificate from a vet-
living as you begin to embrace and under- erinarian showing PHL w/Parvo given
stand the "synchronicity" at play in your within the last nine months and rabies
life. Go with the flow! Janet Jackson- within the last two years. Arlene Halloran,
Wensel, $13 tuition, .25 CEUs $45 tuition
PRDX 9901-01 Wednesday, October 17, NTRX 1360-01 8 Saturdays starting
6:30-9 p.m. September 29,
9-10 a.m. (Science Hall
Becoming a Writer Parking Lot)
Discipline yourself to write daily or almost NTRX 1360-30 8 Wednesdays starting
daily and master the first and most impor- September 26, 7-8 p.m.
tant step in becoming a skilled creative (Alle-Kiski Center)
writer. Learn how to get in touch with your
imagination and propel it into your written Advanced Dog Obedience
work. The in-class writing exercises can Advanced training for those dogs that have
start you on your way to becoming a prolif- learned the basics and are ready to learn to
ic and creative writer by the end of the work without leashes and prepare for obe-
course. David Samuel, $52 tuition, dience showing. Learn advanced com-
1.2 CEUs mands, including retrieving and drop on
SCHX 0442-01 4 Wednesdays starting recall. All dogs will be evaluated for prior
October 24, 6-9 p.m. training. Arlene Halloran, $45 tuition
NTRX 1351-01 8 Saturdays starting
Writing Personal Essays September 29,
Learn to write creative nonfiction, the 10-11 a.m. (Science
genre that reflects the public’s fascination Hall Parking Lot)
with true stories. From brainstorming for
a topic to the final draft, you will be pre- Pet First Aid
sented with a basic introduction to the The goal of this class is to teach all mem-
process of writing. Elizabeth Ross, $42 bers of the family how to protect both pet
tuition, .8 CEUs owners and their pets from further harm,
SCHX 9015-01 4 Wednesdays starting injury or suffering during emergencies by
October 10, 6-8 p.m. teaching prompt, effective actions and care
that will safeguard the life of an injured
pet. Staff of the American Red Cross, $50
tuition (includes book and certificate)
PPRX 6125-01 Wednesday, October 17,
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 21
Puppy Kindergarten Real Estate License Renewal
This course is for puppies less than six A 14-hour course for 2006-2008. Topics
months old who have received all their that will be covered include mortgages,
shots. Puppies will learn how to socialize foreclosures and tax sales, uniform con-
and behave in different situations. Owners struction codes, real estate leases, real
will learn how to deal with housebreaking, estate title insurance, bankruptcy and real
chewing, aggression and other common estate zoning and subdivision laws and
problems. Puppies must wear a leash and household hazards. All four classes must
a buckle collar to class. Proof of shots be attended - no exceptions. Dennis
must also be provided. Arlene Halloran, Gounley, $75 tuition, 1.4 CEUs
$45 tuition + $2 material fee RESX 5753-01 4 Tuesdays starting
NTRX 6654-01 8 Saturdays starting October 9, 5:30-9 p.m.
11 a.m.-noon (Science Managing Residential Properties
Hall Parking Lot) If you’re planning to own/manage a rental
property, this class will give you the neces-
sary information to efficiently manage
Real Estate rental properties, including rental rates,
advertising, selecting and keeping good
tenants, collecting rents, landlord-tenant
Buying a Home in Today’s Market laws, HUD regulations, fair housing laws,
Buying a home is one of the most impor- eviction proceedings and collecting judg-
tant investment decisions you can make. ments. Bring a notepad and pen to class.
This course will provide an overview on Grace Vensel and Jeanne Cutchall, $43
where to start, what to look for in deter- tuition + $2 material fee, 1.0 CEUs
mining value, best financing for your JREX 4861-01 5 Saturdays starting
lifestyle and needs, making the best October 6, 10 a.m.-noon
investment, inspections, understanding
the contract and more. Scott Ludwick, $16
tuition, .3 CEUs
RESX 0460-01 Wednesday,
September 26, 6-9 p.m. American Home
NEW - Facts for the Inspectors
First Time Home Buyer Training
Learn everything you need to know about Institute
purchasing your first home. You will find
out if you are ready to buy, how to get There's more to a home inspection than
just looking around a house. It is a pro-
ready, how to improve your credit score,
fession that combines construction
how much money you need for closing knowledge with communication skills
costs, how to obtain VA or FHA loans, and business savvy. Our online home
what to look for when buying, home inspection training course, developed in
inspection, title search, home owner's conjunction with American Home
insurance, etc. Mary Ann Schneider, $47 Inspectors Training Institute, offers you
tuition, .9 CEUs the best home inspection training pro-
RESX 1360-01 3 Mondays starting gram in North America. The eight tech-
October 15, nical study modules - together with
audio and visual tutorials, photos of
numerous inspection scenarios, and
practice exercises and quizzes - provide
Real Estate Investing Made Simple you with a step-by-step process for exe-
Learn everything you've always wanted to cuting a complete, thorough, profession-
know about real estate investing - from al home inspection and producing a pro-
purchasing your own home to managing fessional home inspection report. The
rental properties, to buying distressed and course also includes valuable informa-
foreclosed-on homes, including how to tion on how to successfully start up,
begin purchasing properties and earning market, and build your home inspection
business so that you are earning income
an income through this avenue of invest-
as quickly as possible.
ing. Mary Ann Schneider, $30 tuition + $6
material fee, .6 CEUs For more information on enrolling
RESX 8003-01 2 Mondays starting in this course, call 1-800-441-9411 or
November 5, visit www.ahit.com/affiliates/wccc
22 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Selling a Home in Today’s Market Sports/Self Defense
Whether you sell your home on your own or
go through an agent, this class will help
you. Preparing your home for the market, Introduction to Fly Casting
determining value, maximizing the selling Learn the fundamentals of fly fishing
price, avoiding problems, reducing selling casting, including roll cast, pick-up and
time and understanding the contract will lay down, false casting, line extension,
be covered. Scott Ludwick, $16 tuition, reach cast and single haul. Bring your rod
.3 CEUs and equipment to class. Marc Billett, $16
RESX 7500-01 Wednesday, October 3, tuition + $5 material fee, .3 CEUs
6-9 p.m. NTRX 9805-01 Wednesday,
September 26, 6-9 p.m.
NTRX 9805-02 Wednesday, October 3,
Safe Driving NTRX 9805-03 Wednesday, October 10,
Be a safer driver. The following
classes are designed for those 50 NEW - Sport Karate
and older. Learn sport karate by a former national
champion with 40 years experience. Learn
AARP Driver Safety Program the ins and outs of this exciting interna-
This two-session classroom driver retrain- tional sport and the secrets to winning
ing program is designed to help adults age competition. Open to men and women.
50 and older improve their driving skills. Conducted at Nick Long’s Studio, 424
The class covers the effects of aging and Tremont Avenue, Greensburg. Nick Long,
medications on driving, basic driving $55 tuition, 1.2 CEUs
rules, license renewal, local traffic haz- PHSX 4406-45 8 Tuesdays starting
ards, adverse road conditions, energy sav- October 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
ing and accident prevention measures. $10
material fee payable at first class (check Women’s Karate
or money order only made payable to A no-nonsense approach to women’s self-
AARP, no cash). NOTE: Students must be defense utilizing tactics more suitable to a
50 years of age or older, have valid driver’s woman’s needs and capabilities, stressing
license and attend both sessions to receive technique rather than power. Get in
a certificate. shape, lose weight and relieve stress with
this highly specialized course of instruc-
Youngwood Campus tion. Conducted at Nick Long’s Studio, 424
RSVL 2150-01 Monday & Tuesday, Tremont Avenue, Greensburg. Nick Long,
September 24 & 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $47 tuition, .9 CEUs
RSVL 2150-02 Monday & Tuesday, PHSX 9043-45 6 Wednesdays starting
October 15 & 16, 6-10 p.m. October 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
RSVL 2150-03 Monday & Tuesday,
November 12 & 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Men’s Martial Arts & Fitness
Alle-Kiski Education Center This course offers a basic introduction to
RSVL 2150-30 Tuesday & Wednesday, martial arts training and a comprehensive
October 16 & 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. approach to physical fitness. An excellent
way to get in shape while learning the
Bushy Run Education Center
mechanics of Asian martial arts.
RSVL 2150-90 Thursday & Friday,
Conducted at Nick Long’s Studio, 424
October 4 & 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tremont Avenue, Greensburg. Nick Long,
Mon Valley Education Center $47 tuition, .9 CEUs
RSVL 2150-50 Monday & Tuesday, PHSX 5330-45 6 Thursdays starting
November 5 & 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. October 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
Laurel Education Center
RSVL 2150-60 Tuesday & Wednesday,
September 18 & 19, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
RSVL 2150-61 Tuesday & Wednesday,
October 23 & 24, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
RSVL 2150-62 Tuesday & Wednesday,
November 27 & 28, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 23
COLLEGE FOR KIDS
American Red Cross NEW - Chinese for Kids -
Baby-Sitting Course Ages 8 & older
This course introduces students to the This introductory class will present basic
role, responsibility and relationship of the vocabulary and sentence structure using
baby-sitter to the parents and children. It common greetings, simple expressions, etc.
teaches how to handle emergencies, illness Also included will be an overview of
and an upset child. Students will learn Chinese culture touching on art, music and
how to prevent accidents, what to expect history of this country. Limit 12 students.
from parents, and how to feed, play with Amy Gong, $95 tuition + $2 material fee
and care for youngsters. Bring lunch. LNGK 0915-96 10 Saturdays starting
Conducted by the staff of the American September 29, 12-2 p.m.
Red Cross, $50 tuition (limit 10 students) (no class November 24)
PPRK 0460-96 Saturday, October 27,
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Kids in the Kitchen
Calling all junior chefs, ages 9 to 12. These classes are deliciously fun and
an educational way for your child to experience the joy of cooking and
eating the food she/he prepared with her/his own hands. Open-toed shoes
are not permitted in the kitchen. Register your junior chef today!
NEW - Thanksgiving 101
Get your child ready for hands-on cook-
ing fun as we prepare a Thanksgiving
feast! We'll prepare delicious dishes
using a variety of fresh ingredients and
flavors. Our menu will include dishes
such as turkey breast and homemade
stuffing. Your child will eat the dishes
prepared and will take home a mini
pumpkin pie. Dianne Palmieri, $21
tuition + $20 material fee
FODK 7575-96 Saturday, November 17,
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
NEW - Everything Apple NEW - Holiday Cookies
The fall is the perfect time to prepare Have your child join us for an afternoon
delicious dishes from scratch using of baking fun as we prepare delicious
apples. We will prepare homemade homemade cookies he/she can take home
applesauce, after school apple cake, and share with family and friends. We'll
apple cinnamon muffins and homemade also prepare a yummy homemade hot
apple pie! Dianne Palmieri, $16 tuition chocolate mix he/she can take home or
+ $20 material fee give as a gift. Dianne Palmieri, $21
FODK 0400-96 Saturday, September 29, tuition + $15 material fee
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FODK 3054-96 Saturday, December 8,
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
NEW - All Things Pumpkin
Get your child ready for hands-on cook-
ing fun as we prepare dishes using
everyone's favorite fall ingredient-pump-
kin! A delicious pumpkin roll filled with
cream cheese icing is one of the recipes
we'll prepare. Dianne Palmieri, $21
tuition + $15 material fee
FODK 6670-96 Saturday, October 20,
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
COLLEGE FOR KIDS
Saturdays, September 29-
December 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
(no class November 24)
Saturday, December 8 & Sunday,
December 9, 2 p.m.
Painting Adventures Class
This eight-week workshop for students
Knifty Knitting for Kids (Ages 8-16)
ages five through teens offers music,
Your child will learn how to knit a beauti-
ful scarf. Carrie Brown, $21 tuition + $5 dance, and acting for every ability.
material fee Students will have classes in the morn-
RTSK 3080-96 2 Saturdays starting ing and rehearsals in the afternoon.
October 20, Stars will shine when they perform The
Little Town of Christmas. Rehearsals
Painting Adventures for and performances will be held in the
Kids (Ages 6-12) Science Hall Theater. Students are
Your child will have fun painting a snow-
man. Wear old clothes. Carrie Brown, $11 required to bring a bagged lunch and
tuition + $3 material fee drink to class. Students should be pre-
RTSK 0043-96 Saturday, November 17, pared to audition with a monologue and
10 a.m.-noon song for the first class. $250 tuition +
Music $50 material fee
Guitar Chording for Children
Your child will love this fun easy approach
to playing the guitar and will learn the
basic fundamentals including tuning, first
The Little Town of Christmas
position and strumming simple chords.
Saturday, December 8 & Sunday,
Group lessons conclude with a perform-
December 9, 2 p.m.
ance for family. Bring a guitar to class.
Science Hall Theater
Limit 10 students. Deborah Kaszimer, $21
tuition + $8.95 material fee
MSCK 9456-96 4 Saturdays starting “Yule” be laughing out loud at the char-
September 29, acters you meet in The Little Town of
12:30-1:30 p.m. Christmas. With an elf comedy team,
(ages 6-9) wacky reindeer, wandering carolers and
MSCK 9456-97 4 Saturdays starting
September 29, the real boss, Mrs. Claus, the Christmas
1:40-2:40 p.m. spirit is sure to abound in this produc-
(ages 10-12) tion. Join us for laughter and Christmas
Rhythm & Song for Kids (Ages 5-12) warmth.
This fun musical learning experience will Tickets: $5/person at the door or by
enable your child to develop concepts of calling 724-925-5982.
sound, rhythm and melody through
hands-on activities. A musical kit contain-
ing various instruments will be given to After Party
your child. Children will demonstrate Cookies and punch are sure to get you
their ability to play the instruments while
into the holiday spirit along with meet-
singing songs accompanied by the guitar
teacher. Parents welcome to observe. ing the cast of this holiday treat.
Registration closes two weeks prior to the Seating is limited. Call 724-925-5982 to
class (October 12) to allow for the pur- reserve your tickets.
chase of materials. Deborah Kazsimer, $8 Cost: $5/person
tuition + $19 material fee
MSCK 5317-96 Saturday, October 27,
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 25
Online Classes - Education2Go
Education 2Go Online Classes are delivered in an online interactive format via the
Internet. You will be able to read lessons, complete assignments and ask questions for
the duration of the class. The class material will be supplemented by interactive multi-
media content via the World Wide Web.
Each class is designed to cover 12 lessons over a prescribed six-week period and you
will have 10 days to complete each assignment and send it to your instructor for evalu-
ation and feedback. To measure your own self-paced progress, you will receive a “final
exam” at the end of the six-week class. This must be completed and returned to the
instructor within 10 days. Once you complete the final exam, it is your responsibility to
print the online completion letter before the session closes. To participate, you must
have Windows 98, Windows XP or Vista and have internet access.
New sessions starting September 19, October 17 and November 14.
To get started: Visit the website at www.ed2go.com/wcconed and browse through
the course selection. Click on the course that interests you to read the course descrip-
tions and any additional requirements that may apply. If you choose to enroll, follow the
directions on the website and complete the orientation. You must also register for
the course by calling the WCCC Registration Center at 1-800-262-2103, exten-
sion 4204. Give the code for the course in which you have enrolled.
Please note that the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver does not apply to
The following are the topic areas of the classes offered. For a complete listing of classes,
dates and fees, check out the website at www.ed2go.com/wcconed
COMPUTERS Genealogy Basics
Access Get Paid to Travel
Adobe Illustrator CS Goodbye to Shy
Computer Skills for the Workplace Grammar Refresher
Creating a Home Office Network Hire Smart
Creating WebPages Individual Excellence: Secrets of
Crystal Reports 10 Career Success
Designing Effective Websites Instant Italian
Dreamweaver Listen to Your Heart, Success Will Follow
Excel Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals
FreeHand MX Making Movies with Windows XP
FrontPage Medical Terminology: A Word Association
Intro to Oracle Approach
Intro to SQL Merrill Ream Speed Reading
Outlook Mystery Writing
PC Troubleshooting Professional Sales Skills
PHP & MySQL Project Management Fundamentals
Photoshop Real Estate Investing
PowerPoint Secrets of Better Photography
Project Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications
Publisher Speed Spanish
Quickbooks Understanding Adolescents
Quickbooks for Contractors Where Does All My Money Go?
Vista (new Windows Operating System) Wow, What a Great Event!
Visual Basic.Net Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers
Windows XP Writing Effective Grant Proposals
Word TEST PREP
A+ Certification Prep
SPECIAL INTEREST GMAT Preparation
A to Z Grantwriting GRE Preparation
Achieving Success with Difficult People LSAT Preparation
Accounting Fundamentals Microsoft Windows Certification Prep:
Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Exam 70-270
Beginning Writer’s Workshop PMP Certification Prep
Communicating Like a Leader Prepare for the GED Language Arts,
Debt Elimination Techniques that Work Writing Test
Digital Photography Prepare for the GED Math Test
E-Bay, Buy & Sell SAT/ACT Preparation
Effective Business Writing
Educators, be sure to check with your employing school district for possible ACT 48 credits.
See page 3 for more details on Act 48.
Build real-world skills for next week’s jobs.
• Credit & continuing education programs taught by faculty with real-world experience.
• WCCC’s smaller classes mean more personal attention for you.
• Flexible scheduling. Take classes at our Youngwood campus, one of our education
centers or online in the comfort of your home.
• Quick turnaround. Get in, get the skills you need and get your career going.
Your success is just a call or click away. 1-800-262-2103 or www.wccc.edu
Westmoreland County Community College
An affirmative action, equal opportunity college
Employer Training Grants
Westmoreland County Community College is
a partner with the Workforce & Economic
Development Network for Pennsylvania
(WEDnetPA). WEDnetPA assists those
employers who qualify with training for their
employees through the Guaranteed Free
Training (GFT) Program. This program is
funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Companies that qualify can receive up to $450 for Basic Skills Training for eligible
employees and up to $700 per employee for Information Technology Training.
Basic Skills Training includes instruction in a variety of entry level and basic skills
• Applied Mathematics & Measurement
• Business Operations
• Computer Training - Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Access
• Product & Process Control
• Manufacturing Fundamentals - tooling, grinding, soldering, blueprint reading, etc.
• Workplace Health & Safety
Information Technology Training is comprised of specific high-level computer skills
and Advanced Manufacturing skills dependent on the type and scope of the business.
Some types of training include:
• Database Development
• Website Design & Development
• Computer Programming & Software Development
• Network Administration & Technology Support
• Applied Manufacturing Technologies such as CAD/CAM, PLCs and
other higher end skills
To find out if your company qualifies for the WEDnetPA Grant, contact Bob
Connelly, director/Workforce & Economic Development, at 724-925-5974 or
All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 27
High Priority Occupations – Train at WCCC
To compete in today’s global economy, businesses need a skilled workforce, and our cit-
izens need increasingly higher levels of skills and knowledge. The Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania’s new workforce development strategy seeks to target education and
training dollars to High Priority Occupations. High Priority Occupations are defined
as job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are
most likely to provide family sustaining wages.
Westmoreland County Community College is offering many of these courses through
our continuing education certificate programs. These courses include:
Access Application Specialist Medical Insurance Coding
Act 235–Lethal Weapons Training Medical Transcription
AutoCAD National Registry EMT Paramedic
Cardiographic Technician (NREMTP)
Computer Applications Technical Specialist Nurse Aide
Critical Care Nursing Nursing Refresher
Customer Service Representative Phlebotomy
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) Sales Representative
Excel Application Specialist Supervisory & Management Skills
Internet & Computing Core Welding Skills
Mechanical Drafter Word Application Specialist
operation. HACCP is a proactive approach
Certificate Programs to controlling the products in your food
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and service operation. An HACCP plan pre-
Critical Control Point) Food Safety vents food-borne illness, improves food
quality and reduces waste. HACCP certifi-
cation will be issued upon successfully
One-Day Certification Program
completing the two-day course and earn-
Developed using internationally accepted
ing 75% or higher on the exam. Paster
HACCP standards, this program provides
Training, $299 tuition + $12 material fee,
you with information and activities need-
1.6 CEUs (Lunch on your own)
ed in understanding a successful HACCP
MEDX 2800-01 Thursday & Friday,
plan. This class focuses on food safety and
September 27 & 28,
food defense standard operating proce-
8 a.m-5 p.m.
dures and breaks down HACCP to apply it
to your operation. HACCP is a proactive
approach to controlling the products in
Responsible Alcohol Management
your food service operation. It helps pre- Program/Training for Intervention
vent food-borne illness, improves food Procedures: TIPS/RAMP Training
quality and reduces waste. HACCP certifi- Training for Intervention Procedures is an
cation will be issued upon successfully internationally recognized responsible
completing the course and earning 75% or alcohol training program. This class is
higher on the exam. Paster Training, $169 combined with RAMP - Responsible
tuition + $12 material fee, .7 CEUs Alcohol Management Program which is
(Lunch on your own) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Liquor
MEDX 2801-01 Friday, October 12, Control Board. The class teaches bar own-
8 a.m.-4 p.m. ers, managers, and servers how to respon-
sibly serve alcoholic beverages. Key topics
HACCP, Food Safety Managers Two- to include: Behavioral Cues (signs of
Day Certification Program intoxication), Blood Alcohol Content,
This class was developed using interna- Intoxication Rate Factors, Effective
tionally accepted HACCP standards. The Responses, Checking IDs, State Specific
program provides you with information Information, and Documenting Incidents.
needed to effectively organize, develop, Participants who pass the exam earn a
implement and manage a successful certification card that is valid for three
HACCP plan. This 16-hour class applies years and can earn discounts on liquor lia-
the seven principles of HACCP, as well as bility insurance. Paster Training, $51
food safety and food defense standard tuition + $20 material fee, .4 CEUs
operating procedures to the food in your MEDX 8046-01 Monday, October 1,
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
28 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Industry Related Management
Basic Welding NEW - Introduction to
This course is designed to assist you in Manager Functions
understanding the basics of welding. Topics This interactive series will focus on select-
to be included: safety, safety equipment, ed topics relevant to the basic knowledge
shield metal principles (stick welding), and skills for managers. Content includes
MIG welding, TIG welding, types of materi- the manager role, goal setting and action
als, welding positions (flat and horizontal), planning, communication models and
rod selection and welding gases. You are techniques, planning for and managing
required to bring proper clothing, which change, team building strategies and
consists of a welding hood, welding jacket, decision making. Carole Thomassy, $37
welding gloves, steel-toed shoes and safety tuition + $5 material fee + required text,
glasses. Ed Carpenter, $140 tuition + $75 .75 CEUs
material fee + $20 lab fee, 3.6 CEUs MEDX 9018-01 3 Wednesdays,
INDT 8999-01 6 Tuesdays & Thursdays October 3, 17 & 31,
starting September 25, 6:30-9 p.m.
No PR Budget?
Licensure Be Your Own Spin Doctor
Want to increase your organization's visi-
Notary Public Seminar bility, but don't have money to hire a PR
Learn how to become a notary, what a firm? Many non-profits, businesses and
notary does and does not do and the seven entrepreneurs have really great services,
powers the notary has in Pennsylvania. products and skills, and need to get the
All of the various paper work and regula- "word out" about them. This session will
tions will be covered in preparation for help you to learn how to identify audi-
licensing. This class will fulfill the state’s ences, identify features and benefits of
mandatory requirements for training. your services and tips on how to sell your
Conducted by the Pennsylvania product. Many no-cost and low-cost mar-
Association of Notaries, $95 tuition + $12 keting techniques will also be reviewed.
material fee (includes lunch) .5 CEUs Lisa Kay Schweyer, MPM, $17 tuition +
SMBX 5750-01 Saturday, October 6, $3 material fee, .35 CEUs
9 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0504-01 Thursday, October 11,
Real Estate License Renewal
A 14-hour course for 2006-2008. Topics Maximizing Volunteer Potential
that will be covered include mortgages, Volunteers are often the heart of health-
foreclosures and tax sales, uniform con- care and nonprofit organizations. This is
struction codes, real estate leases, real an overview course covering how to
estate title insurance, bankruptcy and real recruit, train supervise, create accounta-
estate zoning and subdivision laws and bility, retain and recognize those valuable
household hazards. All four classes must volunteers. Lisa Kay Schweyer, MPM, $34
be attended - no exceptions. Dennis tuition + $15 material fee, includes conti-
Gounley, $75 tuition, 1.4 CEUs nental breakfast and lunch, .7 CEUs
RESX 5753-01 4 Tuesdays starting MEDX 5319-01 Thursday, September 27,
October 9, 5:30-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
WCCC offers special professional development seminars through
the Continuing Education Office including:
• Front Line Leadership for First-Line Supervisors
• Manufacturing Metrics Training
• Project Management Fundamentals for IT Projects
• Project Scope & Risk Management
• Introduction to Six Sigma for Executives
• Introduction to Six Sigma for Non-Executives
See page 44 for complete details.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 29
Small Business Small Business Recordkeeping
How to Start a Craft Business Introduction to the basic types of business
Open to all craft workers in any medium, organizations (sole proprietorship, part-
at any level of skill development, who are nership, S corporation, and corporation),
interested in selling their crafts. Learn to business tax returns, recordkeeping, basic
evaluate, price and sell your work. Covers financial statements and accounting
a range of marketing strategies including methods. Richard Bell, CPA, $17 tuition +
actual craft show information as well as $2 material fee, .35 CEUs
details on consignment and wholesale sell- SMBX 7556-01 Wednesday, October 3,
ing. If possible, bring samples of your 6-9:30 p.m.
work for a roundtable discussion. Alice Starting a Small Business in
Erling, $15 tuition, .3 CEUs Pennsylvania
SMBX 3053-01 Monday, October 1, Learn what’s necessary to start a business
6-9 p.m. in Pennsylvania from selecting the appro-
priate entity, sole proprietorship, partner-
IRS Forms for Sole Proprietors ship, corporation/S corporation, business
This seminar focuses on the sole propri- trust to satisfying state requirements for
etor and the figuring of profit (or loss) on formation and continued operation.
Schedule C-EZ and C, self-employment Worker’s compensation, unemployment
tax on Schedule SE, and the payment of compensation and business management
personal income and social security taxes will also be covered. Attorney Mark Sorice,
via estimated tax payments (1040-ES). $16 tuition, .3 CEUs
Richard Bell, CPA, $17 tuition + $2 mate- SMBX 7630-01 Monday, September 24,
rial fee, .35 CEUs 6-9 p.m.
SMBX 8450-01 Wednesday, October 24,
6-9:30 p.m. Tax Deductions for
Business Use of the Home
Managing Residential Properties Discusses deducting expenses of using the
If you’re planning to own/manage a rental home for business, eligibility tests for tak-
property, this class will give you the neces- ing an office-in-the-home deduction, where
sary information to efficiently manage to claim it on your return, how deductions
rental properties, including rental rates, differ for employees and self-employed,
advertising, selecting and keeping good limitations and the carry forward of
tenants, collecting rents, landlord-tenant expenses. Richard Bell, CPA, $15 tuition +
laws, HUD regulations, fair housing laws, $2 material fee, .3 CEUs
eviction proceedings and collecting judg- SMBX 8001-01 Wednesday, November 7,
ments. Bring a notepad and pen to class. 6-9 p.m.
Grace Vensel and Jeanne Cutchall. $43
tuition + $2 material fee, 1.0 CEUs Computers
JREX 4861-01 5 Saturdays starting
October 6, 10 a.m.-noon Certificate Programs
Access Application Specialist
Payroll/Payroll Taxes Certificate-35 hours
For new employers or those needing This certificate is designed to develop or
advice on payroll preparation. Learn how upgrade the Access database application
to set up a complete, simplified weekly skills necessary for high priority occupa-
payroll system for a business with up to tions dealing with information resources
25 employees. This course will show you design such as a database administrator
how to keep accurate payroll records of as well as other jobs that require a profi-
employees’ earnings/deductions for a full ciency in database maintenance skills. You
year and how to file quarterly and yearly will be required to take all of the course
employer payroll tax forms before the IRS. modules in order to complete this certifi-
Richard Bell, CPA, $30 tuition + $2 mate- cate program. This program will also pre-
rial fee, .6 CEUs pare you to take the MOS certification
SMBX 6730-01 2 Wednesdays starting test (Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate
October 10, 6-9 p.m. in Access), which is not included in the
price of this certificate. The following
courses are required. See page 32 for
Access Level 1, Introduction to
Databases and Access
Access Level 2, Fine Tuning Databases for
Reliability and Integrity
30 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
AutoCAD Level 1, Mastering 2D Computer Applications Specialist
Drawings Certificate-42 hours Certificate-147 hours
This workforce development course is The Computer Applications Specialist
designed to instill or improve computer Certificate prepares you for jobs in the
aided drafting skills for an individual who ever-growing computer technology field
would like to gain employment or including application help desk techni-
advancement as a mechanical or architec- cians, administrative assistants, secretari-
tural drafts person involved in 2D al, data entry, and other occupations that
Drawings, a high priority occupation as rely heavily on the office applications for
identified by the Pennsylvania workplace efficiency. This comprehensive
Department of Labor as well as the certificate provides the necessary skills for
Westmoreland-Fayette County Workforce employment or advancement. You are
Investment Board. See page 32 for course encouraged to complete core job skill com-
offering. ponents in order to receive the certificate.
For encouragement, you will also earn
AutoCAD, Level 2, Mastering 3D application specific certificates along the
Drawings Certificate-42 hours (will way. Simultaneously, you will prepare for
be offered in the spring 2008) industry recognized certification exams as
Mastering 3D Drawings and Models cen- proven skill abilities, a further testament
ters around the advanced AutoCAD skills of their skills. The following courses are
needed to produce 3D drawings and mod- required. See pages 32-35 for course
els. Topics include solid model construc- information.
tion, surface model construction, render- Computer Basics Using Windows XP
ing rasters and vector graphics, and cus- E-mail, the Internet & more
tomizing AutoCAD. Hands-on projects Access Level 1, Introduction to
help reinforce the learning in the class- Databases and Access
room. This workforce development course Access Level 2, Fine Tuning Databases for
is designed to instill or improve the com- Reliability Integrity
puter aided drafting skills of an individual Excel Level 1, Entering Data &
who would like to gain employment or Formulas into Spreadsheets
advancement as a mechanical or architec- Excel Level 2, Decision Making
tural draftsperson. Techniques with Excel
Excel Level 3, Consolidating &
Working with Large Spreadsheets
For more information about PowerPoint, Level 1
Computer classes, contact PowerPoint, Level 2
Jan Unger, Word Level 1, Word Processing Basics
Word Level 2, Creating the
coordinator/Computer Professional Image
Training, Word Level 3, Working Collaboratively &
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4090. Incorporating Programs
Did You Know?
WCCC is an authorized testing center for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams. By
passing the exam in a particular application such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint or
Access, you can receive a certification in the application which industry recognizes
as a validation of skills.
Exams are taken online in a proctored environment.
Call today to set up your exam.
Microsoft and the Microsoft Office logo are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 31
Excel Application Specialist Computer Classes
By completing this certificate, you will
develop or upgrade the Excel spreadsheet Access, Level 1, Introduction to
application skills necessary in high priority Databases and Access
occupations such as financial managers, Access provides the best and easiest
accounting clerks, secretaries and adminis- method to organize information. Use this
trative assistants as well as other jobs that powerful database management tool to
require a proficiency in spreadsheet pro- create tables, forms, reports, relationships,
cessing skills to present data in a meaning- queries and a switchboard to automate
ful and useable format such as reports and the database system. Joseph Jenko, $65
charts. You will be required to take three tuition + $10 material fee, 1.5 CEUs
course modules in order to complete this DAPX 0027-01 5 Wednesdays starting
certificate program. You will also prepare to September 26, 6-9 p.m.
take the MOS certification test (Microsoft
Office Specialist Program in Excel), which Access Level 2,
is not included in the price of this certifi- Fine Tuning Databases
cate. The following courses are required. Go beyond the basics to make sure your
See page 33 for course information. databases are reliable. Learn to use refer-
Excel Level 1, Entering Data & ential integrity with field properties and
Formulas in Spreadsheets relationships. Create calculating queries
Excel Level 2, Decision Making and work with forms and subforms.
Techniques with Excel Design reports that will analyze your data
Excel Level 3, Consolidating & more effectively. Macros and VBA will also
Working with Large Spreadsheets be discussed. Joseph Jenko, $85 tuition +
Internet & Computing Core $10 material fee, 2 CEUs
Certificate IC3 Test Prep-55 hours DAPX 0032-01 6 Wednesdays starting
This IC3 Core Certificate and Test Prep October 31, 6-9:20 p.m.
provides the necessary prerequisite skills (no class November 21)
for anyone employed in a job requiring
basic computer skills that are needed by AutoCAD Level 1, Mastering 2D
office clerks today. You will be prepared to Drawings Certificate-42 hours
take the IC3 Certification Test not included This workforce development course is
in the price of this course, which will vali- designed to instill or improve computer
date that you have the basic computer and aided drafting skills for an individual who
Internet skills being considered for employ- would like to gain employment or
ment. The following courses are required. advancement as a mechanical or architec-
See page 33 for course information. tural drafts person involved in 2D
Computer Basics Using Windows XP Drawings, a high priority occupation as
Word Level 1, Word Processing Basics identified by the Pennsylvania
Excel Level 1, Data & Formulas in Department of Labor as well as the
Spreadsheets Westmoreland-Fayette County Workforce
PowerPoint Level 1 Investment Board. Purchase your book at
E-mail, the Internet & more the WCCC bookstore. Anthony
Helpenstell, $168 tuition, 4.2 CEUs
Word Application Specialist
DAPX 0110-01 7 Tuesdays & Thursdays
starting September 25,
This workforce development certificate is
designed to develop or upgrade the word
processing skills necessary in high priority
occupations such as secretarial or adminis- NEW - Backing up Your Computer
trative assistant positions as well as other What would happen if you lost all your
jobs that require a proficiency in word pro- computer files? Hard drives do fail. Learn
cessing skills. You will also prepare to take how to back up critical files and data to
the MOS certification test (Microsoft Office prevent heartache. This course will
Certificate Program in Word), which is not explain which files are critical as well as
included in the price of this course. The fol- which media is best for your own needs.
lowing courses are required. See page 35 Topics will also include backing up e-mail
for course information. files and address books and how to restore
Word Level 1, Word Processing Basics lost files. Carol Shoemaker, $15 tuition +
Word Level 2, Creating the $3 material fee, .3 CEUs
Professional Image DAPX 0350-01 Saturday, October 13,
Word Level 3, Working Collaboratively & 9 a.m.-noon
Computer Basics with Windows XP Excel, Level 2, Decision-Making
This is a great beginner’s course for those Techniques with Excel
unfamiliar or uncomfortable with comput- Learn more about Excel’s powerful data
ers. Learn to develop good computer skills analysis features. This course is designed
right from the “Start.” Saving files and file for the Excel user who wants to learn how
management will be an integral part of to use pivotal tables and filters, create
this course. Become familiar with hardware templates and apply special formatting.
terms, how to install and safely remove By organizing and summarizing your
applications and change settings. Margaret data, Excel will become more of an effec-
May, Patricia Roose, Cynthia Gaich, $65 tive decision making tool. Prerequisite:
tuition + $10 material fee, 1.5 CEUs Excel Level 1 or experienced Excel user.
DAPX 5331-01 5 Mondays starting Joseph Jenko, Rick Martz, $52 tuition +
September 24, 6-9 p.m. $8 material fee, 1.2 CEUs
DAPX 5331-02 Monday through Friday, DAPX 1763-01 4 Mondays starting
October 1-5, 9 a.m.-noon October 22, 6-9 p.m.
DAPX 5331-90 5 Thursdays starting DAPX 1763-02 Monday through
September 27, 6-9 p.m. Thursday,
(Bushy Run) October 22-25, 1-4 p.m.
(no class October 25) DAPX 1763-03 3 Thursdays starting
November 15, 6-10 p.m.
Email, the Internet & More (No class November 22)
Join in the fun and browse great websites
while learning tricks and techniques for Excel, Level 3, Consolidating &
effective search results. Send and receive Working with Large Spreadsheets
e-mail with file attachments containing This course centers on the presentation
pictures, documents, and even short and consolidation of many worksheets into
movies. Compare web mail services to meaningful ways so that a clearer business
Outlook Express. Learn to protect your- perspective can be understood. Learn to
self, your family and your assets while on create macros to automate your processes.
the Internet. This course is ideal for the Conditional formatting and data validation
unsure and the new computer user. will be discussed in this higher level
Purchase your book at the WCCC book- course. Learn to protect and track changes
store. Patricia Roose, $43 tuition + $5 to your worksheets. Prerequisite: Excel
material fee, 1 CEUs Level 2. Purchase your book at the WCCC
DAPX 1754-01 Tuesday through Friday bookstore. Joseph Jenko, $52 tuition + $5
October 2-5, 1-3:30 p.m. material fee, 1.2 CEUs
DAPX 1764-01 4 Mondays starting
Excel, Level 1, Entering Data & November 19, 6-9 p.m.
Formulas into Spreadsheets
Learn how Excel and its worksheets can NEW - Excel 2007, Level 1
become a powerful management tool. This Excel 2007 is the newest version of Excel
class covers the basics: how to enter and but has a different layout than previous
edit information in a worksheet; manage versions. If you have recently upgraded or
and navigate worksheets and workbooks; purchased a PC with Excel 2007, you will
create formulas, use functions (statistical want to take this course. In this basic
and business) and manipulate worksheet level, you will find how easy it is to pres-
data; format the worksheet contents; and ent and change numerical data in a mean-
prepare, set up, and print information. You ingful way. You will be able to create and
should be familiar with and understand edit basic spreadsheets and charts, recal-
the Windows Operating System prior to culate your spreadsheets by the use of for-
taking this class. Joseph Jenko, Rick Martz, mulas, print and save results even as an
$52 tuition + $8 material fee, 1.2 CEUs older version. Donna Kuzemka, $52
DAPX 1756-01 4 Mondays starting tuition + $10 material fee, 1.2 CEUs
September 24, 6-9 p.m. DAPX 1770-01 3 Saturdays starting
DAPX 1756-02 Monday through October 13, 9 a.m.-noon
October 15-18, 1-4 p.m.
DAPX 1756-03 Thursday, October 18,
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 33
NEW - Linux – Photoshop, Level 1
Alternative to Windows With this hands-on course, you will
Linux is a free operating system based on enhance photos and artwork that will
Unix. As an alternative to Windows, Linux demonstrate the Photoshop basics and
provides a stable platform. In this intro- capabilities. Using the powerful tools of
ductory course, you will be given a free- retouching, painting, and drawing, you
ware copy of Linux. Learn to navigate the will be able to create dazzling images to
desktop, look at personal productivity make your presentations, newsletters, or
applications, and play some games. You artwork pop. You should know how to use
just might fall in love with Linux and Tux, a computer, but no previous Photoshop
the penguin logo for Linux. James Sherin, experience is necessary. Victor Pilipovich,
$45 tuition + $10 material fee, .9 CEUs $65 tuition + $10 material fee, 1.5 CEUs
DAPX 4450-01 3 Tuesdays starting DAPX 6657-01 5 Thursdays starting
September 25, 6-9 p.m. November 8, 6-9 p.m.
(no class November 22)
NEW - Mail Merge Made Easy
Mail merge skills are a must-have for any PowerPoint
office worker. With mail merge you can cre- This overview covers the fundamentals of
ate form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, designing attractive presentations with
directories, and more, using existing infor- easy-to-use software. Includes slide cre-
mation. You must have a working knowl- ation, adding ClipArt, adding special
edge of Word to attend. Donna Kuzemka, effects and displaying your final presenta-
$15 tuition + $8 material fee, .3 CEUs tion. Grace Sandy, $30 tuition + $10 mate-
DAPX 4970-01 Tuesday, October 23, rial fee, .6 CEUs
6-9 p.m. DAPX 6677-01 2 Tuesdays starting
September 25, 6-9 p.m.
Outlook, Using Mail,
Calendars, Tasks & More PowerPoint, Level 2
Learn to use the power of the Outlook pro- Fine tune your presentations by learning
gram to communicate, prioritize, organize to use slide transitions, built-ins and
and simplify the workplace. This course sounds. Work with drawing tools and
will focus on sending and receiving emails, graphics. Use tools like annotation pen
organizing messages, sending attach- and meeting minder to polish your presen-
ments, finding old messages, creating cal- tations. Grace Sandy, $45 tuition + $10
endars, assigning tasks, and more. You material fee, .9 CEUs
must have a working knowledge of DAPX 6680-01 3 Tuesdays staring
Windows to attend. Donna Kuzemka, $39 October 9, 6-9 p.m.
tuition + $10 material fee, .8 CEUs
DAPX 6235-01 2 Tuesdays starting Introduction to Quickbooks
October 23, 8 a.m.-noon This course introduces you to setting up a
company and using the activity and list
NEW - Peachtree for functions for recording transactions. Learn
Construction Companies what reports are available and how to
No matter what size construction compa- navigate within the software. Review the
ny you have, this course will show you "reconcile" function and payroll functions.
how to set up your accounting system Recommended for small business owners.
using Peachtree for Construction software. Dorothy DeBone, CPA, $45 tuition + $10
Topics to be covered include accounts material fee, .9 CEUs
payable and receivable, retainage and job DAPX 7211-01 3 Tuesdays starting
costing and inventory. This course is ideal September 25, 6-9 p.m.
for construction company owners and
their staff. Christine Hoke, certified For more information about
Peachtree software instructor, $45 tuition Computer classes, contact
+ $8 material fee, .9 CEUs
DAPX 6602-01 3 Thursdays starting Jan Unger,
September 27, 6-9 p.m. coordinator/Computer
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4090.
34 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Touch Typing on the Computer Word, Level 2,
From A to Z, learn how to touch type with Creating the Professional Image
more accuracy and speed. Move effortless- Take what you have learned in Word to a
ly through caps, symbols, numbers and higher level. Learn how to create tables,
tabs with more confidence. Learn to super- design forms, insert graphics and borders,
script, subscript and use special fonts. and special formatting. Learn how to do a
Determine your current typing speed and mail merge. You must have a working
strive to improve using Microsoft Word. knowledge of Word or should have taken
You will also create simple memos and let- Word, Level 1. Patricia Roose, Cynthia
ters. Purchase your book at the WCCC Gaich, $52 tuition + $8 material fee,
bookstore. Cheryl Hixson, $39 tuition + $5 1.2 CEUs
material fee, .8 CEUs DAPX 9102-01 Monday through
DAPX 8051-01 Tuesday through Friday, Thursday, October 15-18,
October 9-12, 1-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-noon
DAPX 8051-02 4 Mondays starting DAPX 9102-02 4 Wednesdays starting
October 29, 6-8 p.m. October 24, 6-9 p.m.
NEW - Windows Vista Demo Word, Level 3
Windows Vista is Microsoft's newest oper- Learn to incorporate Word with other pro-
ating system that is different from previ- grams such as Excel and collaborate on
ous versions. The desktop has changed large documents. Add security to docu-
radically. In fact, Vista offers several ver- ments by hiding text, adding passwords
sions of this operating system. In this and digital signatures. Save documents
course, the instructor will demonstrate the with personal information. Create a simple
powerful features such as parental con- web page from a Word document and forms
trols and setting up personalized accounts. for general office use. Purchase your book
This course is ideal for beginner who has at the WCCC bookstore. Cynthia Gaich,
just purchased a new computer with Vista $52 tuition + $5 material fee, 1.2 CEUs
or an experienced user who has just DAPX 9104-01 4 Wednesdays starting
recently upgraded to Vista. Students may November 28, 6-9 p.m.
bring their own laptop or watch as the
instructor demonstrates. Donna Kuzemka,
$30 tuition, .6 CEUs Test Prep for the Microsoft Office
DAPX 9130-01 2 Saturdays starting Specialist Exam
September 29, The test prep class offers you an orienta-
9 a.m.-noon tion to the Microsoft Office Specialist
Exams. You will be able to take one or
Word Level 1, two practice tests on a simulator. In addi-
Word Processing Basics tion to making you aware of the content
Learn to create professional-looking docu- areas, the simulation will identify your
ments. Topics include editing, formatting, weak areas. Through self-guided instruc-
copying/moving, tabs, tables, headers/foot- tions, you will receive individual help on
ers, printing, envelopes/labels and more. those questions that you have missed.
This is a basic Word for Windows class. You Students who already have experience
must be familiar with or have an under- and training in the particular Office
standing of the Windows Operating application that they wish to test should
System. Cynthia Gaich, Patricia Roose, $52 take the prep exams. This is not a train-
tuition + $8 material fee, 1.2 CEUs ing course for the novice to the Office
DAPX 9220-01 4 Wednesdays starting products. $69 tuition, .4 CEUs
September 26, 6-9 p.m. DAPT 9600-01 Saturday, October 27,
DAPX 9220-02 Monday through 8 a.m.-noon
Thursday, October 8-12, DAPT 9600-02 Saturday, December 1,
9 a.m.-noon 8 a.m.-noon
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 35
Health Care Certificate Programs
Medical Insurance Billing Certificate Program
The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individ-
uals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes billing
and coding, processing of insurance forms and using medical software.
According to the American Medical Association, there is a need for more
than 1.2 million medical billing specialists in the United States. This pro-
fession is listed as one of the fastest growing professions in allied health.
The noncredit Medical Insurance Billing Certificate Program is
designed to prepare you for careers in medical billing and coding support,
post-changes and payments, and follow-up on third-party reimbursements
by initiating appeals and/or collections of unpaid balances. Medical insur-
ance billing technicians should have good and accurate math, reading and
writing skills (abilities at the 10th grade level). Technicians should have
good near vision with the ability to see details at close range and have
good keyboarding skills. Medical billing professionals should be detail-ori-
ented and analytical. Additionally, submission of a criminal record check
and/or child abuse history clearance may be required for employment. You
must complete all courses in order to receive a certificate.
Required courses in the program include:
• Touch Typing on the Computer • Introduction to Medical
• Computer Basics with Windows XP Insurance
• Medical Coding - CPT • Medical Terminology
• Medical Coding ICD-9-CM • Medical Office Computer
Medical Transcription Certificate Program
The Medical Transcription Certificate Program educates you for entry-
level positions in the ever-growing field of medical transcription. This pro-
gram prepares you to work as a self-employed medical transcriber or be
employed either full-time or part-time by one of the numerous allied
health facilities (hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, etc.).
This certificate program includes extensive instruction and hands-on
training in the following continuing education courses:
• Touch Typing on the Computer
• Computer Basics with Windows XP
• Medical Terminology
• Transcription I
Course descriptions can be found on the following pages.
Westmoreland County Community College is an approved provider of continuing nursing
education by the PA State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
36 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Computer Basics with Windows XP Introduction to Medical Insurance
This is a great beginner's course for those This course provides a review of insurance
unfamiliar or uncomfortable with comput- and third-party payment systems. Focus
ers. Learn to develop good computer skills will be on government programs. Legal
right from the "start." Saving files and file issues that impact the medical office will
management will be an integral part of be discussed. Basic overview of CMS 1500
this course. Become familiar with hard- claims reporting will also be provided.
ware terms, how to install and safely Prerequisites: Touch Typing on the
remove programs, start an application and Computer, Computer Fundamentals Using
change settings. Margaret May, Pat Roose, Windows XP, and Medical Terminology
Cindy Gaich, $65 tuition + $10 material (Computer Fundamentals Using Windows
fee, 1.5 CEUs XP and Medical Terminology can be taken
DAPX 5331-01 5 Mondays starting concurrently with this course). Koreen
September 24, 6-9 p.m. Byrns, BS, DC, $154 tuition + $5 material
DAPX 5331-02 Monday through Friday, fee + required text, 3.6 CEUs
October 1-5, 9 a.m.-noon MEDX 3103-01 10 Tuesdays &
DAPX 5331-90 5 Thursdays starting 8 Thursdays starting
September 27, 6-9 p.m. September 25, 4-6 p.m.
(Bushy Run Center) (no class November 22)
(no class October 25)
Medical Office Computer
Touch Typing on the Computer Applications (This course will be
From A to Z, learn how to touch type with offered in spring 2008)
more accuracy and speed. Move effortless- This is the capstone course for the certifi-
ly from caps, symbols, numbers, and tabs cation program through which you will
with more confidence. Learn to subscript, gain experience with computerized
superscript, and use special fonts. account management. You will become
Determine your current typing speed and familiar with completing insurance claim
strive to improve using Microsoft Word. forms. In addition, you will learn record-
You will also create simple memos and let- keeping, patient recordkeeping, patient
ters. Pat Roose, Rick Martz, $39 tuition + record and ledger sheets in addition to
$5 material fee + required text, .8 CEUs other office management skills.
DAPX 8051-01 Tuesday through Friday,
October 9-12, 1-3 p.m. Medical Terminology
DAPX 8051-02 4 Mondays starting Youwill be introduced to medical prefixes
October 29, 6-8 p.m. and suffixes and taught how to combine
various forms of these words to create func-
Medical Coding - CPT tional medical terminology. You will gain
This course will give you the basic knowl- knowledge that will allow you to define
edge of CPT coding and get you on the medical terms and develop a basic under-
right track to become a medical billing spe- standing of the word based on the struc-
cialist. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology. ture of the word. This course is the founda-
Bernadette Swetz, BS, health, science and tion for a number of courses in the medical
physical education; $129 tuition + $5 mate- profession and will be the basis on which
rial fee + required text, 3 CEUs other courses are built. L. Gina Broda,
MEDX 3101-01 10 Wednesdays starting AMA, phlebotomist, AS, specialized technol-
September 26, ogy; Koreen Byrns, BS, DC; Carolyn
6:30-9:30 p.m. Matson, $244 tuition + $5 material fee +
(no class November 21) required text, 6.75 CEUs
MEDX 5453-01 9 Mondays starting
Medical Coding ICD-9-CM September 24,
This course will give you the basic knowl- 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
edge of ICD-9-CM coding and get you on MEDX 5453-02 11 Thursdays starting
the right track to become a medical billing September 27,
specialist. Prerequisite: Medical 6-10:30 p.m. &
Terminology. Bernadette Swetz, BS, health, 4 Saturdays, 2-5:30 p.m.
science and physical education; $129 tuition (no class November 22)
+ $5 material fee + required text, 3 CEUs MEDX 5453-N1 9 Wednesdays starting
MEDX 3100-01 10 Mondays starting September 26,
September 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6:30-9:30 p.m. (Indiana Center)
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 37
Transcription I Alzheimer’s Disease:
This beginning transcription course is A Caregiver’s Guide
designed to provide you with a working Provides helpful strategies for manage-
knowledge of the transcription of medical ment of the Alzheimers patient. Includes a
reports. You will develop speed, accuracy brief review of the disease, effects of the
and competence in transcription of tapes, disease on the patient and family, commu-
IDC ROM of correspondence, reports and nication strategies and managing behavior
records in the area of specialization problems. Virginia Vayda, ACSW, BCD,
(administrative, legal and medical). All LSW, $11 tuition, .2 CEUs
transcription must be done on microcom- MEDX 0026-01 Tuesday, October 9,
puters in the classroom. Koreen Byrns, 7-9 p.m.
BS, DC, $154 tuition + $6 material fee +
required text, 3.6 CEUs Alzheimer’s Disease: An Overview
MEDX 5456-01 9 Mondays starting Become familiar with the causes and
September 24, 6-10 p.m. types of dementias and the causes, symp-
toms, stages, diagnosis and treatment of
Alzheimer's disease. The effect of
Health Care for Alzheimer's on the patient and the family,
communication strategies and manage-
Professionals ment of behavior problems are also cov-
ered. Virginia Vayda, ACSW, BCD, LSW,
Introduction to Acupressure $11 tuition, .2 CEUs
This introduction to acupressure course MEDX 0020-01 Tuesday, October 2,
will help you have a better understanding 7-9 p.m.
of how to apply acupressure using your
fingertips to locate the different energy Arthritis Management
channels, known as meridians, of your This course offers general information on
body to increase your health and balance new types of therapies and direction
your body. Catherine Drakulic, acupres- toward other resources for the treatment
surist, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs of arthritis and fibromyalgia. Discussion
MEDX 0059-01 Thursday, September 27, will include: types of arthritis, causes of
6:30-9:30 p.m. pain, effective medication, exercise and
more. Building an understanding of this
Acupressure for Common Ailments disease is an important step in managing
This follow-up course to Introduction to it. Holly Stants, BS, occupational therapy,
Acupressure will include more in-depth $15 tuition, .3 CEUs
information on how many common ail- MEDX 0041-01 Wednesday, October 3,
ments can be relieved with self-acupres- 6-9 p.m.
sure. This course will include many differ-
ent ways acupressure can help relieve NEW - Communicating with the
pain and give examples of self-acupres- Deaf Patient (for Healthcare
sure. Catherine Drakulic, acupressurist, Providers)
$16 tuition, .3 CEUs As a health care professional, communi-
MEDX 0063-01 Thursday, October 4, cating with your patient is vital to a posi-
6:30-9:30 p.m. tive outcome. But what if your patient is
deaf? Do you have the time to write every-
Aging & the Eye thing down? Will your patient be frustrat-
Examines the effects of the aging process ed and helpless because of your inability
with respect to the eye. Includes cataracts, to understand his or her emergent needs?
macular degeneration, glaucoma, stroke Will a deaf family member misunderstand
and systemic eye disease, tear formation your actions or directions because you
and dry eye syndrome, vision rehabilita- don't know a few simple signs? This class
tion/low vision, and the increased role of is geared as an introduction to deaf cul-
free radical formation and antioxidants ture and gives you the confidence to com-
with age-related ocular disease. Slide pre- municate with deaf patients and family
sentations as well as video of many of these members. Charles and Sandi Yelich, $29
disorders will accompany the lectures along tuition + $2 material fee, .4 CEUs
with opportunities for student discussion. MEDX 1520-01 Tuesday, October 2,
John Martinelli, OD, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs 6-10 p.m.
MEDX 0037-01 Wednesday, October 24,
38 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Eating Disorders Awareness IV Therapy Certification
Eating disorders are serious emotional Upon completion of this course, you will be
and physical problems that can have life- able to properly assess appropriate veins of
threatening consequences for females and the upper extremities for access, select var-
males. The warning signs and symptoms ious access devices, confidently access veins
of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and and competently maintain accessed veins
binge eating disorders include extreme throughout the duration of therapy.
emotions, attitudes and behaviors sur- Participants successfully completing this
rounding weight and food issues. All eat- course will receive a certificate of comple-
ing disorders require professional help; tion. You must have a current PA LPN or
however, this overview can alert parents, RN license. Katie Frick, RN, $52 tuition +
educators and other professionals to the $20 material fee + required text, 1.2 CEUs
symptoms, prevention, and treatment of MEDX 3232-01 4 Mondays starting
these disorders. Holly Stants, BS, occupa- September 24, 6-9 p.m.
tional therapy, $15 tuition, .3 CEUs
MEDX 1748-01 Wednesday, October 17, NEW - Introduction to
6-9 p.m. Manager Functions
This interactive series will focus on select-
Fun Fitness: Sit and Be Fit ed topics relevant to the basic knowledge
This program is designed for anyone, client and skills for managers. Content includes
or caregiver. The following populations are the manager role, goal setting and action
also targeted: those who are physically planning, communication models and
challenged (not able to walk or run), those techniques, planning for and managing
who want to exercise, and those 50 and change, team building strategies and
older. You will be instructed in safe, simple, decision making. Carole Thomassy, RN,
easy-to-perform exercises, including upper Ph.D., $37 tuition + $5 material fee +
body, lower body, basic strengthening and required text, .75 CEUs
stretching. Holly Stants, BS, occupational MEDX 9018-01 3 Wednesdays,
therapy, $15 tuition, .3 CEUs October 3, 17 & 31,
MEDX 2156-01 Friday, October 5, 6:30-9 p.m.
Meal Planning for Diabetics
NEW - Basic Human Structure In spite of what you might have heard,
This course is a study of the basic human having diabetes does not mean you have
anatomy designed for a varied group of to give up the foods you enjoy; however,
health related professionals as well as stu- learning to eat healthy, satisfying meals is
dents pursuing health related professions. an important part of your treatment.
We will place strong emphasis on the Discussion will include carbohydrate
human structure and the physiology of the counting, food tips you might not know,
different systems of the body such as: meal planning aids, the food label, sugar
Dermatology, Otorhinolaryngology, substitutes, fast food facts, and more.
Ophthalmology, Pulmonary Medicine, Heather Hardik, RD, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs
Cardiology and Hematology, Nephrology, FODX 5320-01 Wednesday, October 17,
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, 6-9 p.m.
Neurology, Psychiatry and Pathology. This
class is recommended for all students Medical Coding - CPT
entering the EMT and Paramedic pro- This course will give you the basic knowl-
grams. Koreen Byrns, BS, DC, $172 tuition edge of CPT coding and get you on the
+ $3 material fee + required text, 4 CEUs right track to become a medical billing spe-
MEDX 3099-01 10 Tuesdays starting cialist. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology.
September 25, 6-10 p.m. Bernadette Swetz, BS, health, science and
physical education; $129 tuition + $5 mate-
For more information about rial fee + required text, 3 CEUs
MEDX 3101-01 10 Wednesdays starting
classes for Health Care September 26,
Professionals, contact Becky 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Lauffer, coordinator/ (no class November 21)
Emergency Medical Services
& Health Care Continuing
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4082.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 39
Medical Coding ICD-9-CM
This course will give you the basic knowl-
edge of ICD-9-CM coding and get you on
the right track to become a medical billing
specialist. Prerequisite: Medical
Terminology. Bernadette Swetz, BS, health,
science and physical education; $129 tuition
+ $5 material fee + required text, 3 CEUs
MEDX 3100-01 10 Mondays starting
Introduction to Medical Insurance
This course provides a review of insurance
and third-party payment systems. Focus
will be on government programs. Legal
issues that impact the medical office will
be discussed. Basic overview of CMS 1500
claims reporting will also be provided.
Prerequisites: Touch Typing on the
Computer, Computer Fundamentals Using
Windows XP, and Medical Terminology
(Computer Fundamentals Using Windows
XP and Medical Terminology can be taken Nurse Aide Program
concurrently with this course). Koreen This program provides the skills to func-
Byrns, BS, DC, $154 tuition + $5 material tion as a nursing assistant in a long-term
fee + required text, 3.6 CEUs care facility and to meet the mandates of
MEDX 3103-01 10 Tuesdays & the federal government (via OBRA): 56
8 Thursdays starting hours of lecture and 40 hours of clinical are
September 25, 4-6 p.m. covered. Upon successful completion of this
(no class November 22) course, 9.6 CEUs will be awarded. Limit 20
students. Jan Schandel, RN, $410 tuition +
Medical Terminology $10 material fee, textbooks required.
You will be introduced to medical prefixes Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m., &
and suffixes and taught how to combine Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. starting
various forms of these words to create func- September 25
tional medical terminology. You will gain For complete schedule and registration
knowledge that will allow you to define information, call Becky Lauffer, RN, BSN,
medical terms and develop a basic under- 724-925-4082.
standing of the word based on the struc-
ture of the word. This course is the founda- Nurse Anesthetist
tion for a number of courses in the medical For registered nurses, student nurses, or
profession and will be the basis on which those contemplating a career switch –
other courses are built. L. Gina Broda, learn about and discuss the opportunities
AMA, phlebotomist, AS, specialized technol- for advanced practice as a certified regis-
ogy; Koreen Byrns, BS, DC; Carolyn tered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). Daniel
Matson, $244 tuition + $5 material fee + Stairs, CRNA, MBA, $15 tuition, .3 CEUs
required text, 6.75 CEUs MEDX 9555-01 Tuesday, October 2,
MEDX 5453-01 9 Mondays starting 6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nutrition & Cardiovascular Disease
MEDX 5453-02 11 Thursdays starting This course will explain the effects of diet
September 27, and nutrition on cardiovascular disease.
6-10:30 p.m. & Discussion will include the American Heart
4 Saturdays, 2-5:30 p.m. Association diet, the food label, eating out,
(no class November 22) meal planning, healthy snacks, and recipe
MEDX 5453-N1 9 Wednesdays starting modification. You are encouraged to bring
September 26, your favorite recipe to modify it to a lower
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. fat, lower cholesterol choice. Heather
(Indiana Center) Hardik, RD, $21 tuition, .4 CEUs
MEDX 5726-01 Wednesday, October 10,
40 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Phlebotomy Training Reflexology for Vibrant Health
This 246-hour program prepares you for Reflexology is an incredible holistic, yet
entry-level positions in phlebotomy. You simple approach to bringing you renewed
will complete 96 hours of theory and 150 energy and vitality. Learn self-help tech-
hours of clinical experience. Clinical experi- niques to stimulate your own natural heal-
ence will be scheduled at the end of the ing mechanisms based on Body
theory. Course content includes human Reflexology, Interactive Energy Work and
anatomy and physiology, medical terminol- Vita Flex. This workshop will help reduce
ogy, venipuncture and finger puncture, uni- stress and chronic pain, strengthen your
versal precautions, blood collection equip- immune system and rejuvenate and bal-
ment and supplies, blood tests and testing ance vital energy systems. Bernadette Fox,
equipment, and professionalism. Upon suc- $11 tuition + $3 material fee, .2 CEUs
cessful completion of the class, students are MEDX 7118-01 Wednesday, October 3,
eligible for certification exams given by 6:30-8:30 p.m.
national regulatory agencies. You will be
required to submit a physical exam includ- RN Reactivation/Refresher
ing a two-step PPD, a urine drug screen This course is designed to provide instruc-
and evidence of Hepatitis B immunization; tion and practice for the inactive licensed
a criminal record check; a child abuse nurse to assist in the development of skills
clearance; professional liability insurance; and knowledge required to assume a posi-
and completion of CPR-BLS for healthcare tion as a staff nurse on a medical-surgical
providers. You will also be required to pur- unit. This course consists of 120 hours of
chase a uniform. L. Gina Broda, AMA, phle- clinical and 60 hours of lecture on such top-
botomist, AS, specialized technology, $1,230 ics as nursing process, pharmacology and
tuition + $155 material fee, 24.6 CEUs drug administration, nursing trends, ethi-
MEDX 6712-01 Lecture: 12 Wednesdays cal/legal issues, and current nursing prac-
starting September 26, tices. The clinical experience will run con-
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. currently with lecture and will focus on
(no class November 21) application of knowledge and skills in a
Clinical: To be assigned medical-surgical setting. Limit 10 students.
starting December 27 Katie Frick, RN, $770 tuition + $50 materi-
al fee (includes Mosby Assessment Test) +
Principles of Positioning required text, 18 CEUs
This course is designed to provide educa- MEDX 6999-01 Lecture: 16 Tuesdays
tion in basic principles of positioning for starting September 25,
clients in long-term care situations. You 5-9 p.m. (Youngwood)
will learn about dynamics of positioning, Clinical: 15 Mondays
relationship to Activities of Daily Living, starting October 1,
and the need for skilled intervention in 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Excela
regard to Medicare regulations. Holly Health Latrobe Hospital)
Stants, BS, occupational therapy, $15
tuition, .3 CEUs Safe Swallowing Solutions
MEDX 6750-01 Wednesday, October 10, This course is designed to improve nutri-
6-9 p.m. tion, decrease medical complications relat-
ed to impaired swallowing, and improve
Professional Development for quality of life for adults and geriatric
Healthcare Workers clients suffering from oral/pharyngeal dys-
This course is ideal for newly graduated phagia. Participants will gain knowledge in
medical assisting students to further pre- basic swallowing function, diet consisten-
pare for the medical office. Current cies, positioning, safe swallowing strategies
HIPPA and insurance guidelines are and Medicare/Department of Health guide-
updated as well as specific professional lines. Christy Lindsey, MS, communications
office protocol that medical professionals disorders, $15 tuition, .3 CEUs
will expect of their employees. Also perfect MEDX 7199-01 Saturday, September 29,
for employees returning to the workplace 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
in the medical field. Sherri Steele, $52
tuition + $2 material fee, 1.2 CEUs
Westmoreland County Community
MEDX 6771-01 4 Tuesdays starting College is an approved provider of
September 25, continuing nursing education by the PA
6:30-9:30 p.m. State Nurses Association an accredited
approver by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 41
NEW - Spinal Care: Transcription I
Foundation of Wellness This beginning transcription course is
Hippocrates, the father of modern medi- designed to provide you with a working
cine, said "look well to the spine for the knowledge of the transcription of medical
cause of disease" (400 BC). A healthy reports. You will develop speed, accuracy
spine is vital for maintaining wellness and and competence in transcription of tapes,
functioning at your best. When the spine IDC ROM of correspondence, reports and
becomes damaged through some trauma records in the area of specialization
or accident such as being born, tripping or (administrative, legal and medical). All
falling, hitting the head or car accidents transcription must be done on microcom-
the spine is jarred out of place interfering puters in the classroom. Koreen Byrns,
with nerve function creating an environ- BS, DC, $154 tuition + $6 material fee +
ment for ill health. Timothy Strittmatter required text, 3.6 CEUs
DC, ATC will discuss why the spine is the MEDX 5456-01 9 Mondays starting
foundation stone to the entire body well- September 24, 6-10 p.m.
ness, how to detect spinal damage on
yourself and others by simple body bal- Working with the Old, Older,
ance checks, how to correct the problem, Oldest: Understanding the
and preventive strategies that will help Experience of Aging
maintain a healthy spine for a lifetime. Who are America's elderly? How does it
Remember, you can never replace your feel to be old in modern society? To under-
spine, so take care of it when it is healthy. stand and work with elderly individuals
Timothy Strittmatter, DC, ATC, $11 calls for an awareness of our own atti-
tuition, .2 CEUs tudes about aging as well as knowledge
MEDX 7202-01 Wednesday, October 10, and beliefs of others. Learn about common
6:30-8:30 p.m. factors that make working with older peo-
ple a challenge and positive approaches
for productive encounters. Virginia Vayda,
ACSW, BCD, LSW, $11 tuition + $2 mate-
rial fee, .2 CEUs
MEDX 9015-01 Tuesday, October 16,
WCCC Meeting/Event Facilities
Plan your next meeting, corporate
planning session, educational train-
ing/developmental seminar, workshop
or banquet. Experience our premier
catering services and state-of-the-art
meeting facilities in the heart of the
• Meeting and conference space for up to 500 people
• 425-seat theater for productions and special events
• State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment
• Internet and phone conferencing capabilities
• Executive menu and service to
accommodate groups up to 200
Call today for a tour or to
book your next event!
Anna Peagler, WCCC event services
42 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Join Our Team
Our Workforce Development Center employs qualified professionals as
trainers in high-demand job skills. We are looking for additional
• A+ Certifications • Homeland Security
• AutoCad • Hydraulics/Pneumatics
• Basic Machining • Leadership & Supervisory Skills
• Crane Safety/OSHA • Microsoft Office Products
• Electronics • Network Administration
• Emergency Medical Services • PLCs
• Forklift Training • Soldering
• Healthcare Professions • Welding
If you are interested in becoming an instructor
on an as-needed basis, contact:
Director, Workforce and Economic Development
Westmoreland County Community College now offers several continuing
education certificate programs. Certificate programs include:
Access Application Specialist Medical Transcription
Act 235 - Lethal Weapons Training Municipal Police Officers’ Training
AutoCAD Academy (Act 120)
Cardiographic Technician National Registry EMT Paramedic
Computer Applications Specialist (NREMTP)
Critical Care Nursing Nurse Aide
Customer Service Representative Phlebotomy
Emergency Medical Technician - Private Security Certificate
Basic (EMT-B) Sales Representative
Excel Application Specialist Supervisory & Management Skills
IC3 - Internet & Computing Core Various Homeland Security
IV Therapy Certificates
Mechanical Drafter Welding Skills
Medical Insurance Billing Word Application Specialist
For more information, contact the WCCC Continuing Education office at
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4107.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 43
Special Professional Seminars
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Manufacturing Metrics Training
Project Management Training for IT Projects
Front Line Leadership for First-Line Supervisors
This powerful program helps transform your supervisors and managers into lead-
ers and coaches. Topics covered include how to build a winning team, how to man-
age conflict in the workplace and how to implement continuous improvement.
Manufacturing Metrics Training
Manufacturers focus on four critical performance areas—safety, quality, productivi-
ty and cost. Each area provides valuable performance indicators that should be
tracked and measured. This workshop explains the importance of tracking manu-
facturing metrics, how to track metrics and how to use the collected data for con-
Project Management Fundamentals for IT Projects
The combination of business expectations and the fast pace of the Information
Technology industry poses unique challenges for project managers on IT projects.
Project Management Fundamentals for IT Projects provides the basics for project
managers by introducing essential project management concepts and methods of
the IT professional.
Project Scope & Risk Management
IT Projects are some of the riskiest projects executed today. Defining "what you
really need to do" is the toughest part of any project. That is why the project char-
ter and scope statement are so important. Through discussion, workshops and
real-world examples, you will learn how to create the tools you will need to man-
age projects effectively and implement strategies to minimize project risk.
Introduction to Six Sigma for Executives
This introductory course offers an excellent opportunity for executives to better
understand the role Six Sigma can play in their strategic objectives, its applicabili-
ty within manufacturing and service industries, and how their company can bene-
fit from the financial savings and business improvements associated with Six
Introduction to Six Sigma for Non-executives
This interactive hands-on workshop provides you with an introduction to the basic
principles of Six Sigma. Learning from successful projects and tips on how to get
started, you will understand this measurement based strategy that focuses on
improvement and variation reduction.
For more information or to request a complete brochure on
Professional Development Courses, contact:
Director, Workforce and Economic Development
MAKE OUR COUNTRY SAFE
WCCC offers a variety of Public Safety and Homeland Security
programs and classes designed for firefighters, police officers,
EMS and healthcare personnel and you. Enroll today and do your
part to make our country a safer place for all.
Emergency Medical Services Personnel
American Heart Association (AHA) Courses
The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge of and proficiency in
CPR and has developed instructional material for this purpose. Although these CPR
courses are not sponsored by any AHA component, some or all materials utilized by facul-
ty or students may be AHA materials supplied on a cost basis. Any fees charged for these
courses do not represent income to the AHA. The AHA now requires students to purchase
the appropriate CPR textbook prior to class. Instructor manuals are also required for
instructor classes and instructor renewals.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support NEW - Advanced Cardiac Life
(ACLS) Support (ACLS) Instructor Course
This AHA course is designed for health- The ACLS Instructor course develops a stu-
care providers capable of invasive tech- dent's proficiency in teaching an ACLS
niques to evaluate and manage the first provider course. The instructor candidate
10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrilla- will be able to use the American Heart
tion or ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) Association video and lesson maps as well
arrest. This includes doctors, emergency as be able to use the new testing materials
physicians, nurses, paramedics, and Pre- to conduct skills testing. For successful
Hospital Registered Nurses (PHRNs). completion of the course, the instructor
Providers are expected to manage 10 core candidates must attend the entire course,
ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, four instruct a group on the team concept, suc-
types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, cessfully evaluate another student running
complex VF/VT, PEA, and asystole), four a MegaCode while correctly using the skills
types of pre-arrest emergencies (bradycar- testing checklist, and successfully evaluate
dia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycar- another student. Students must have com-
dia, and acute coronary syndromes), and pleted the AHA Core Instructor Course, be
stroke. Practical and written evaluations aligned with an AHA training center and
are required. Course is now approved for have a current AHA ACLS provider status.
continuing education credit for respiratory Students must successfully complete the
therapists. A course card is awarded upon entire course to be eligible to be monitored
successful completion. MEDX 1800-01 as a new instructor. An instructor card will
(EKG Interpretation Refresher) is a requi- be issued only after successful monitoring.
site for the full ACLS course. $66 tuition + Scotty Ritenour, EMT-P, EMT-I, $29 tuition
$12 material fee + required textbooks, + $10 material fee, 8 CEUs
(review of textbooks prior to class is rec- MEDX 0086-01 Saturday, October 13,
ommended), 1.35 CEUs from WCCC, 13.5 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
ConEd credits from PA DOH
MEDX 0085-01 Saturday, November 3,
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. &
For more information about
Sunday, November 4, classes for Emergency
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Medical Services Personnel,
contact Becky Lauffer, coordi-
nator/ Emergency Medical
Services & Health Care
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4082.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 45
Basic Life Support for AHA Core Instructor Course
Healthcare Providers (BLS/HCP): Required for all instructor courses in
Adult/Child/Infant BLS, ACLS & PALS
This updated BLS for Healthcare Instructors are the most valued part of our
Providers course follows the 2005 AHA training network and are critical to the
Guidelines and teaches the skills of CPR goal of improving patient outcomes.
for victims of all ages (including ventila- Because of this, the AHA is working to pro-
tion with a barrier device, a bag-mask vide the tools and communication for
device, and oxygen), use of an AED on instructors to maintain and improve the
adults and children, and relief of foreign quality of their skills and knowledge. We
also want to provide the best start for new
body airway obstruction (FBAO) in respon-
instructors, by providing consistent train-
sive and non-responsive victims. The
ing during their development. One major
course is designed for healthcare providers
initiative toward this goal is the AHA Core
either in or out of the hospital setting, Instructor Course – the concept of a single
such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, program that provides foundation informa-
EMTs, respiratory therapists, physical and tion for all AHA instructor training. This
occupational therapists, physician assis- core course is required of anyone who wish-
tants, etc. Written testing and hands-on es to become an AHA instructor, be it for
skill performance are required. A course basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac
card is awarded upon successful comple- life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced
tion. $24 tuition + $10 material fee + life support (PALS). This course provides
required text (review of textbook prior to all of the general education elements of
class is recommended), .475 CEUs AHA instructor training and needs to be
MEDX 1101-01 Wednesday, completed only once. $22 tuition + $8 mate-
September 26, rial fee + required text, .45 CEUs
6-10:45 p.m. MEDX 1135-01 Wednesday, November 28,
MEDX 1101-02 Saturday, October 20, 6-10:30 p.m.
9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
MEDX 1101-03 Monday, November 5, Basic Life Support/Health Care
6-10:45 p.m. Provider (BLS/HCP) Instructor
MEDX 1101-04 Tuesday, November 13, This course provides instructor candidates
6-10:45 p.m. with the knowledge and skills necessary to
teach Basic Life Support (BLS) courses for
Basic Life Support for Healthcare healthcare providers and lay rescuers. BLS
instructors may teach the BLS for
Providers (BLS/HCP) – Renewal
Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver (HS)
This is an updated BLS/CPR renewal level courses including HS CPR, HS AED,
course for the Healthcare Provider that fol- HS CPR in Schools, and CPR for Family
lows the AHA 2005 Guidelines. Students and Friends. This course is aimed at per-
will review the latest adult, child, and sons who have completed the BLS for
infant CPR skills for one and two rescuers; Healthcare Providers and the Core
practice skill development and foreign-body Instructor courses and who wish to teach
airway obstructions; the integration of an the BLS courses. Discover how to effective-
AED into adult and pediatric CPR and res- ly present lecture material, monitor and
cue breathing using barrier devices and the coach students, demonstrate accurate CPR
bag-valve mask. Students taking this skills for adult, child and infant patients,
course must have been trained before June demonstrate manikin maintenance tech-
1, 2006 under current AHA guidelines. niques, evaluate written and skill perform-
Written exam and skills evaluation ance, maintain accurate records, and work
required. $17 tuition + $10 material fee + with a Training Center (TC). Students
required text (review of textbook prior to must affiliate with a TC of their choice, be
class is recommended), .35 CEUs 16 years old, have a current BLS for
MEDX 1106-01 Thursday, October 4, Healthcare Provider CPR card and pur-
6-9:30 p.m. chase an instructor manual. Written test-
MEDX 1106-02 Wednesday, October 24, ing, hands-on skill performance and prac-
6-9:30 p.m. tice lecture required. CPR instructor card
is valid for two years. Instructors must
teach four classes within two years to
remain certified. $52 tuition + $10 material
fee + required text (review of textbook prior
to class is recommended), 1.2 CEUs
MEDX 1140-01 2 Fridays & 1 Wednesday,
December 5 & 7,
46 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Heartsaver CPR: Adult/Child/Infant Heartsaver First Aid: Adult/Child
This course is designed for all lay rescuers AED & CPR & Infant CPR
especially those expected to respond to The AHA First Aid course incorporates
workplace emergencies. It provides adult, basic first aid skills with adult CPR and
child and infant CPR skills and foreign- automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
body airway obstruction maneuvers. Learn It is designed for those in the workplace
how to increase survival from a sudden needing OSHA-compliant first aid and
cardiac arrest in this interactive course CPR training. The course includes instruc-
designed for police, firefighters, security tion on rescuer safety, medical and injury
guards, daycare center personnel, and emergencies, adult CPR and the AED, and
other workers. Written testing and hands- environmental emergencies. Wounds,
on skill performance required. A course bleeding, shock, stroke, allergic reactions,
card is awarded upon successful comple- joint and muscle injuries, choking, bites
tion. $17 tuition + $8 material fee + and stings, heat and cold emergencies, and
required text, (review of textbook prior to poisonings are covered. The Heartsaver
class is recommended), .35 CEUs First Aid textbook is required. A course
MEDX 1014-01 Tuesday, October 2, card is awarded upon successful comple-
6-9:30 p.m. tion. $39 tuition + $8 material fee +
MEDX 1014-02 Wednesday, October 10, required text, (review of textbook prior to
6-9:30 p.m. class is recommended), .8 CEUs
MEDX 3029-01 Tuesday & Thursday,
October 16 & 18,
PA House Bill No. 2167 requires 6-10 p.m.
automatic external defibrillators in
law enforcement vehicles, emer-
gency service vehicles, fitness cen-
ters, public schools, nursing homes
and senior centers. Ensure that
your facility is in compliance.
Heartsaver AED with Pediatric AED
This Heartsaver AED course teaches CPR,
AED use, relief of choking in adults and
children, infant CPR and relief of choking,
and use of barrier devices for all ages.
$21 tuition + $8 material fee + required
text, (review of textbook prior to class is
recommended), .4 CEUs Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid
MEDX 1019-01 Monday, October 15, This course is specially designed to train
6-10 p.m. those responsible for children's health.
Provides information on how to manage
Heartsaver First Aid illness and injuries in a child during the
An AHA course of basic first aid skills first few minutes of an emergency until
only, this course is designed for workers professional help arrives. Includes four
needing OSHA-compliant first aid, emer- core modules: First Aid Basics, Injuries
gency responders and the general public. and Illnesses, Life-threatening
Includes rescuer safety, medical, injury Emergencies and the Chain of Survival.
and environmental emergencies. Wounds, $42 tuition + $10 material fee + required
bleeding, shock, stroke, seizures, allergic text (review of textbook prior to class is
reactions, broken bones, sprains and recommended), .8 CEUs
bruises, choking, bites and stings, heat MEDX 3019-01 Saturday, September 29,
and cold emergencies and poisonings are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
covered. Heartsaver First Aid text
required. Two-year certification awarded
upon successful completion. $7 tuition +
$5 material fee, .3 CEUs
MEDX 3028-79 Monday, September 24,
7-10 p.m. (Public Safety
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 47
Emergency Medical Service Emergency Vehicle Driver Training
Institute/PA Department of (EVOC)
Health Courses The safe operation of emergency vehicles
is crucial to arriving alive. Learn the
EKG Interpretation Refresher
importance of vehicle dynamics, driver
For those healthcare professionals whose
selection criteria, preparing the vehicle,
skills might be a little rusty, this course is
the PA Vehicle Code and safe operations.
being offered the Friday night before the
Includes behind-the-wheel practice in your
full AHA ACLS course so that the two-day
vehicle. Must attend all sessions. PA DOH
ACLS curriculum is not encumbered by
con ed credits applied for. Minimum age,
having to relearn the skills that are
18. John Rock, Lily Farquhar, $36 tuition
required. Four hours will be dedicated to
PPRX 1752-79 Saturday & Sunday,
this class so the ACLS will run more
October 6 & 7, 8 a.m.-
smoothly. $21 tuition + $5 material fee +
4:30 p.m. (Public Safety
required text, .4 CEUs from WCCC, 3.5
ConEd credits from PA DOH
PPRX 1752-52 Monday & Wednesday,
MEDX 1800-01 Friday, November 2,
November 5 & 7,
6-10 p.m. & Saturday,
Emergency Medical Technician-
8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Valley
Basic (EMT-B) Health & Safety
This program adheres to the U.S. Training Center,
Department of Transportation’s National Monessen)
Standard Curriculum for Emergency
Medical Technicians (EMTs). EMTs are International Trauma Life Support
trained to treat sick and injured patients (ITLS)
using an assessment-based approach. ITLS for paramedics and advanced EMS
Airway, patient assessment, medical emer- providers is a comprehensive course cover-
gencies, trauma, infants and children, ing the skills necessary for rapid assess-
operations and preparation are the mod- ment, resuscitation, stabilization, and
ules of the revised curriculum. Also includ- transportation of trauma patients. This
ed are the state-mandated content areas course was created for the advanced EMT,
that include AED, CPR, vehicle rescue EMT-Paramedic and trauma nurses
tools, patient-assisted medications, and a (PHRN). The primary objectives of the
programmed patient lab setting. Students course are to teach the correct sequence of
must be at least 16 years old. Participants evaluation of the techniques of resuscita-
will be eligible for the state certification tion and packaging a patient. ITLS certifi-
exam upon successful completion. $195 cation is for three years. 1.6 CEUs from
tuition + $25 material fee + required text WCCC, 16 ConEd credits from PA DOH.
(review of textbook prior to class is recom- Roy Cox, Ph.D. Ed., $75 tuition + $10
mended), 14.4 CEUs. Course runs from material fee + required text
September 2007 to January 2008. Call MEDX 6812-01 Saturday & Sunday,
724-925-4082 for complete schedule. October 6 & 7,
MEDX 1880-01 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
6-10 p.m., &
4 Saturdays, K-9 Medic
9 a.m.-5 p.m., starting This new course is designed to familiarize
September 25 emergency service personnel on how to
MEDX 1880-52 Mondays & Wednesdays, handle themselves around a Working
6-10 p.m., & Class dog. It will cover safety tips as well
3 Saturdays, as safe solutions in the event a handler
8 a.m.-5 p.m., starting goes down and cannot control his or her
September 24, (Valley dog. It is also designed to give paramedics,
Health & Safety as well as EMTs, a basic overview to
Training Center, assist in the first aid and administering
Monessen) care for a traumatic incident involving a
Working Class dog. Training will be pro-
vided in basic first aid and basic trauma
care of the dog, K-9 CPR, IV administra-
tion, intubation, poisoning, and drug over-
dose. Harvey R. Bendix, D.V.M., $21
tuition + $6 material fee, .4 CEU
MEDX 0515-01 Thursday, October 25,
48 All classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.
Paramedic (EMT-P) – National Firefighter
Standard Curriculum Course
This course is conducted under the latest The following classes will be held at
guidelines of the PA DOH and follows the the state-of-the-art WCCC Public
1998 National Standard Curriculum for Safety Training Center (unless oth-
EMT-Paramedic. It provides training in erwise indicated), located in South
ACLS, PALS, and BTLS. If interested in Huntingdon Township, two miles
registering for this course which begins in
March, call 724-925-4082 to add your
from exit 49 (Smithton) of
name to the mailing list. Interstate 70. The facility features a
six-story tower with an attached
Water Rescue for the 2 1/2-story residential-style building
First Responder – that simulates industrial, commer-
NFPA-1670 Awareness Level cial and residential structures. Also
This course is designed to meet the NFPA- on site are a classroom/administra-
1670 Awareness Level training. The pro-
gram’s goal is to provide essential water
tion building, outdoor training
safety information to the first responder. props and water-supply pond.
Critical program components include per- Contact David Hauger at
sonal safety (how to properly don personal 724-872-2447 with any questions.
flotation devices – PFD), activation of the
emergency response system, scene safety, Apparatus
hazard recognition and data gathering.
Emergency Vehicle Driver Training
Information regarding operation and tech-
nician level training programs is provided
to introduce you to the many aspects of The safe operation of emergency vehicles
water rescue training. Scott Grahn and is crucial to “arriving alive.” Learn the
Patrick Shine, both water rescue instruc- importance of vehicle dynamics, driver
tor trainers, PA Fish and Boat selection criteria, preparing the vehicle,
Commission. $15 tuition, .3 CEUs the PA Vehicle Code and safe operations.
PPRX 8702-01 Thursday, October 18, Includes behind-the-wheel practice in your
6-9 p.m. (Public Safety vehicle. Must attend all sessions. PA DOH
Training Center) con ed credits applied for. Minimum age,
PPRX 8702-02 Thursday, November 29, 18. John Rock, $36 tuition, 1.6 CEUs
6-9 p.m. (Public Safety PPRX 1752-79 Saturday & Sunday,
Training Center) October 6 & 7,
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
PPRX 1752-52 Monday & Wednesday,
Water Rescue &
November 5 & 7,
Emergency Response –
6-10 p.m. & Saturday,
NFPA-1670 Operations Level November 10,
This course covers planning for water 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Valley
emergencies, dynamics of moving water, Health & Safety
medical conditions, personal safety and Training Center,
fundamental rescue techniques (self-shore Monessen)
base rescue). The first class meets in a
classroom at WCCC. The second class will
Pump Operations I (PUOP)
be held at a nearby swimming pool and
Don’t just be a “lever puller!” Learn how
open water. Includes skill level testing and
to establish pump settings for a variety of
exam. This course is designed to meet
hand line layouts. Basic pump construc-
NFPA-1670 Operation Level and is a pre-
tion and theory, hose and nozzle layouts,
requisite for all other training programs.
simple hydraulic formulas and hand rules,
Scott Grahn and Patrick Shine, both water
preventative maintenance and testing pro-
rescue instructor trainers, PA Fish and
cedures are included. Turnout gear
Boat Commission. $175 tuition, 1.5 CEUs
required. Minimum age, 18. Shaun
PPRX 8710-01 Saturday, October 20,
Teacher, $27 tuition, 1.6 CEUs
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
PPRX 6658-79 Monday & Wednesday,
October 22 & 24,
Sunday, October 21,
6:30-10:30 p.m., &
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 28,
(local swimming pool &
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 49
Command Fire Suppression
Company Officer I Engine Company Operations
A course for every current or future offi- (ECOP)
cer. Company officers face daunting chal- Everyone can benefit from more efficient
lenges: from firefighter safety on the fire engine company operations. Discover prop-
ground to “refereeing” social conflicts in er apparatus positioning, using attack
the fire station. The step from firefighter lines offensively and defensively, backup
to officer is a big one; get some help with lines, search and rescue techniques and
this course. Communications, organiza- water supply solutions. Turnout gear and
tional concepts, leadership, resources, per- SCBA required. Student should have com-
sonnel safety, fire investigations, training, pleted Essentials or Fundamentals of
incident command and tactics are covered. Firefighting or have a minimum of five
Don’t lead by the seat of your pants, dis- years of fire ground experience. James
cover some proven officership principles Annas, $27 tuition, 1.6 CEUs
and tips to improve your command ability. PPRX 1756-79 Tuesday & Thursday,
Students may take the PA Fire Officer I November 6 & 8,
certification exam upon successful comple- 6:30-10:30 p.m. &
tion. Minimum age, 18. Various instruc- Sunday, November 11,
tors, $68 tuition + text, 4.0 CEUs 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
PPRX 0880-79 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays
starting December 4, Essentials of Firefighting and
6:30-10:30 p.m. & Emergency Response
2 Saturdays, Essentials of Firefighting is offered as
December 8 & 15, four courses totaling 166 hours. If you just
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. want to be a driver/operator, then take the
first two courses. If you want to help on the
fire ground but don’t what to go inside,
take the first three courses. If you want to
do interior fire suppression, then you need
WCCC is offering the four courses begin-
ning September 4 and ending November
20. The textbook: Firefighter's Handbook,
Thomson/Delmar Learning, Skill Sheets
manual and Study Guide are required for
each course. A FREE textbook (a $60
value) will be offered to the first 20 regis-
tered students! You must purchase the skill
sheets and study guide separately.
Certificates are awarded at the success-
ful completion of each course. Junior fire-
fighters may attend the first three courses.
NEW - ICS 300: Intermediate ICS Minimum age for the final class, Interior
for Expanding Incidents Firefighter, is 18 by the first session.
Provides overall incident management Limit 28.
skills rather than tactical expertise.
Covers the implementation of the incident Introduction to the Fire Service
management process on Type 3 incidents, (ELIS)
defines a Type 3 incident and develops an This is the first in a series of four classes
Incident Action Plan. Determining capa- for entry level firefighters. An overview of
bilities to match Incident complexity and the fire service, fire service organizational
how to add appropriate ICS positions to principles, firefighter health and safety,
match the complexity of the incident will personal protective equipment and terror-
also be explored. The use of Incident ism awareness are covered. You must pro-
Management Teams will be discussed. vide a full set of turnout gear, notebook,
Includes student manual. Bill Sekora, $32 pen/pencil. Satisfactory completion of a
tuition, 2.4 CEUs written exam required to receive a certifi-
PPRX 3560-79 3 Mondays & cate. Junior firefighters may attend. David
Wednesdays starting Hauger, $19 tuition, 1.6 CEUs
December 3, PPRX 3700-79 Tuesday & Thursday,
6:30-10:30 p.m. September 4 & 6,
6:30-10:30 p.m. &
Saturday, September 8,
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fireground Support (ELFG)
The class is geared to support personnel Firefighter I
including driver/operators. Fire behavior Certification Testing
and portable extinguishers, water supplies,
fire hose and appliances, rope, knots and October 19 & 20, 2007
hitches and hazardous materials are cov- WCCC is a certified PA Firefighter test
ered. You must provide a full set of turnout site. The next Firefighter I test is on
gear, notebook and pen/pencil. Satisfactory October 19 (written) and 20 (practical
completion of a written exam required to skills). If you would like an application
receive a certificate. Junior firefighters may form, call Dave Hauger at 724-872-2447.
attend. Introduction to the Fire Service The application deadline is October 3,
(ELIS) is a prerequisite. Allen Clark, Jr., 2007.
$55 tuition + $10 lab fee, 4.8 CEUs
PPRX 2176-79 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays,
6:30-10:30 p.m., & Firefighter I Skills Prep (FFCP)
3 Saturdays, 8 a.m.- This refresher course is for all experienced
4:30 p.m. starting firefighters wanting to update or reinforce
September 11 “rusty” skills or prepare for the next
Firefighter I certification test. You should
Exterior Firefighter (ELEF) have previously completed an Essentials
The class is designed for those firefighters of Firefighting course or comparable entry
that don't want to enter burning struc- level training. Advancing hose lines, rais-
tures with SCBA. Building construction, ing ladders, folding salvage covers, work-
ladders, communications, fire detection ing with SCBA, tying knots and hitches
and suppression systems, forcible entry and rescuing victims are some of the skills
and fire prevention covered. You must pro- that will be reviewed and practiced.
vide a full set of turnout gear, notebook Trained evaluators will lead the course.
and pen/pencil. Satisfactory completion of You must bring full turnout gear, SCBA,
a written exam required to receive a cer- spare cylinder, PASS device and 10 ft. of
tificate. Junior firefighters may attend. rope to all classes. Come prepared to
Fireground Support (ELFG) is a prerequi- refresh your skills in this intensive course.
site. Kris Cattau, $48 tuition, 4.2 CEUs Bring PPE and SCBA to first class. Limit
PPRX 1800-79 3 Mondays & 24. Kris Cattau, $36 tuition, 3.2 CEUs
Wednesdays starting PPRX 2170-79 2 Mondays &
October 1, Wednesdays,
6:30-10:30 p.m. & 6:30-10:30 p.m., &
2 Saturdays, October 6 2 Saturdays, 8 a.m.-
& 13, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m., starting
Interior Firefighter (ELIF)
The final class for entry level firefighters Recognizing & Identifying
is for those persons that want to do live, Hazardous Materials (RIHM)
interior fire suppression with SCBA. Self- Every emergency responder needs this
contained breathing apparatus, nozzles course according to federal regulation 29
and fire streams, rescue, ventilation, fire CFR 1910.120. Learn how to effectively
suppression, salvage and overhaul, fire- identify a variety of hazardous materials
fighter survival and a live fire exercise are in your community at both fixed installa-
included. You must provide turnout gear, tions and in transit. Use of the Emergency
SCBA, notebook and pen/pencil. Response Guidebook is included. Cost
Satisfactory completion of a written exam includes student manual. PA DOH con. ed.
required to receive a certificate. You must credits applied for. , $7 tuition, .4 CEUs
be 18 by first class. Exterior Firefighter PPRX 3175-79 Wednesday,
(ELEF) is a prerequisite. Allen Clark, Jr., September 26,
$68 tuition + $10 lab fee, 6.0 CEUs 6:30-10:30 p.m.
PPRX 3660-79 Meets: October 23, 25, 27
& 30 and November 1,
6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, &
20. Tuesdays & For more information about
Thursdays, Firefighter classes, contact
6:30-10:30 p.m. and David Hauger, coordinator/
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Public Safety Training Center,
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 51
Structural Firefighting: Burn Heartsaver CPR Adult,
Session (SBS) Child & Infant
This course exposes the student to live An American Heart Association course
firefighting scenarios using the state-of- covering adult, child and infant CPR.
the art natural gas fired simulator. Recognize sudden cardiac arrest, choking
Review SCBA procedures, accountability signs and how to perform CPR and airway
measures, hose line and ladder techniques maneuvers on adult and pediatric
and safety procedures. Turnout gear and patients. Two-year certification card upon
SCBA required. Student should have com- successful completion. Purchase and
pleted Essentials or Fundamentals of review the text, Heartsaver CPR Student
Firefighting or have a minimum of five Workbook, before class. $17 tuition + $8
years of fire ground experience. Minimum material fee, .35 CEUs
age, 18. Limit 25. James Bittner, $36 MEDX 1014-01 Tuesday, October 2,
tuition + $10 lab fee, 1.6 CEUs 6-9:30 p.m.
PPRX 7703-79 2 Tuesdays & Thursdays (Youngwood Campus)
starting October 2, MEDX 1014-02 Wednesday, October 10,
6:30-10:30 p.m. 6-9:30 p.m.
Truck Company Operations (TRCO)
Heartsaver First Aid
Basic truck company duties including hand An American Heart Association course of
and power tool operation, search and res- basic first aid skills only. Satisfies the first
cue and ventilation techniques are present- aid requirement for Firefighter I [CPR
ed. Working with the engine company is also required, see class above]. For work-
also provided. Even if you don’t have an ers needing OSHA-compliant first aid
aerial, this class will provide valuable fire training, emergency first responders and
ground information. Turnout gear and the general public. Includes: rescuer safe-
SCBA required. You should have completed ty, medical and injury emergencies and
Essentials or Fundamentals of Firefighting environmental emergencies. Wounds,
or have a minimum of five years of fire bleeding, shock, stroke, seizures, allergic
ground experience. Minimum age: 18. Tom reactions, broken bones, sprains and
Bonura, $27 tuition, 1.6 CEUs bruises, choking, bites and stings, heat
PPRX 8105-79 Saturday & Sunday, and cold emergencies and poisonings are
September 29 & 30, covered. Review Heartsaver First Aid text
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. before class. David Hauger, $7 tuition + $5
material fee, .3 CEUs
Support Operations MEDX 3028-79 Monday, September 24,
Educational Methodology for Local
Level Instructors (EMLL)
Learn to become an emergency services
instructor. This is a must course if you
want to become a PA State Fire Academy
field instructor. Presents the theory and
practical concepts of adult education to
teach others. The theories of adult learning,
instructor attributes and ethics, class envi-
ronment, instructor demeanor, writing
effective learning objectives, selection and
preparation of course materials including
lesson plans and support materials and the WCCC
Fire Service Instructor I certification exam- Municipal Police Officers’
ination provided. Must have a minimum of
five years of emergency experience, be at
least 23 years old and provide the text: Fire
and Emergency Services Instructor, 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4112
Seventh edition. Limit 20. Monica Shields,
$45 tuition + text, 4.0 CEUs
PPRX 1600-79 4 Mondays & Call to have your name added to the
Wednesdays starting mailing list for classes beginning
November 5, January 2008.
6:30-10:30 p.m., &
Saturday, December 1,
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(no class November 21
or December 3)
52 Call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204
Law Enforcement Field Training Officer
This course is designed for the new Field
Training Officer (FTO), the FTO who has
NEW - Auto Theft Prevention for not attended formal training, shift super-
the Patrol Officer: Investigation & visors, patrol managers, agency training
Identification officers and the FTO Program administra-
This is the first in a series of 6 law enforce- tor. Legally defendable standardized eval-
ment training programs which are offered uation procedures will be instructed
for free to law enforcement agencies. The through discussion and practical exercises.
series is targeted to the professional police You will learn about the FTO program
officer and is not given to civilian person- structure, how to modify it, key elements
nel; due to confidentiality reasons of the and documentation. Remedial training
material presented. Joe Datesman, no action plans will be developed to address
tuition, $5 material fee, .8 CEUs employee performance deficiencies.
LAWX 0015-01 Monday, November 12, Roles of the shift supervisor will be identi-
8 a.m.-4 p.m. fied and you will be given the information
you will need to create an FTO program
from scratch or to make valuable improve-
ments to an existing program. This is a
24-hour certificate non-mandatory grant
program sponsored by the Borough of
Rostraver and the Rostraver Police
Department. The course is taught by
MPOETC certified instructors. Applicants
for this course must be sworn law enforce-
ment officers. No tuition, 2.4 CEUs
LAWC 1905-01 Tuesday through
NEW - Emergency Vehicle Operators 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Course for Police Officers
The main purposes for all law enforcement NEW - Firearms – Skill Level Course
training are safety and liability. Vehicular This is a basic practice course not spon-
crashes are not always accidents but are sored by any police department. It is
unavoidable occurrences. The skills designed to allow certified officers extra
required to operate a vehicle under emer- time to practice shooting under various
gency conditions are both perishable and conditions and environments. It is also
diminishing skills. A good drivers’ training designed to practice staying alive while
program benefits not only the officer but combating the bad guys who practice all of
also the department and municipality in the time so we can lessen their advantage.
terms of “vicarious liability” and liability Don’t fail to train as often as you are
from “deliberate indifference.” It will reduce given the opportunity. $10 tuition and $10
the number of vehicle crashes and the pos- material fee, .4 CEUs
sibility of lawsuits in addition to ensuring LAWX 2035-83 Friday, October 12,
officer and community safety. This 40-hour 6-10 p.m.
EVOC Course trains officers for sudden LAWX 2035-84 Saturday, October 13,
changes in human behavior caused by a
shift from a routine day to sheer terror or
LAWX 2035-85 Saturday, October 13,
excitement in mere seconds. PA State
Trooper, James Gregg, and Jeannette Police
Dept. Officer, Albert Rivardo, no tuition. LAWX 2035-86 Sunday, October 14,
MPOETC non-mandatory training grant 8 a.m.-noon
applied for. LAWX 2035-87 Sunday, October 14,
LAWC 1850-01 Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m.
October 29-November 2 LAWX 2035-88 Friday, November 2,
Monday, Tuesday, & 6-10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. LAWX 2035-89 Saturday, November 3,
(Youngwood) 8 a.m.-noon
Wednesday & Thursday, LAWX 2035-90 Saturday, November 3,
12-9 p.m. (Twin Rivers 1-5 p.m.
COG Driving Range, LAWX 2035-91 Sunday, November 4,
300 Lebanon Church 8 a.m.-noon
Road, West Mifflin, PA) LAWX 2035-92 Sunday, November 4,
(All classes are held at the Public Safety
Training Center Firearms Range in
Call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 53
Handguns – Home Safety and Lethal Weapons Renewal
Personal Protection This course is a review of legal authority;
Applicable “use of force” issues and infor- constitutional restrictions; principals of
mation, self protections tips, knowledge of justification; PA Crimes Code; limited
civil liability issues, and information on authority; incident investigation; testify-
various gun permits are the focus of this ing in court; armed and unarmed defense;
course. It will also provide the student and firearms range. Begin the process by
with four hours of hands-on range time. applying to the state online at
Don Hess, Chief, Borough of Blairsville http://www.lethalweapons.state.pa.us/leth
Police Dept., $35 tuition + $20 material alweapons/site/default.asp. Renewal appli-
fee for the range, 1.2 CEUs cation requires a $30 renewal fee payable
LAWX 2050-01 Tuesday & Thursday, to the state. Call WCCC at 1-800-262-
October 2 & 4, 2103, ext. 4112 for a complete schedule
6-10 p.m. (Youngwood) and application packet. $70 tuition + $25
& Saturday, October 6, material fee, .9 CEUs
8 a.m.-noon (Public LAWX 0070-79 Saturday, September 22,
Safety Training Center- 1-5 p.m. (Public Safety
Firearms Range) Training Center
Lethal Weapons (Act 235 for job Sunday, September 23,
related requirement) 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Public
This course covers legal authority; consti- Safety Training Center
tutional restrictions; principals of justifi- Firearms Range)
cation; PA Crimes Code; limited authority;
incident investigation; testifying in court;
academic examination; armed and
unarmed defense; introduction to
firearms; and firearms range. Begin the
process by applying to the state online at
the following web address:
with the state is $74, which includes a $50
application fee and a $24 FBI fingerprint
check. Physical, eye and psychological Patrol Rifle
exams are also required. After successful This 12-hour course is an introduction to
completion of the course an additional $30 training students in the use of rifles/car-
certification fee is payable to the state. bines suitable for law enforcement.
State application must be completed prior Tactical use of the weapon is stressed
to registration. Call WCCC at 1-800-262- throughout the program, as is the judi-
2103, ext. 4112 for a complete schedule & cious use of deadly force at close to inter-
application packet. $210 tuition + $25 mediate ranges. This program is designed
material fee, 4 CEUs for police, corrections, and security opera-
LAWX 0021-01 September 17-October 6 tions. (Official work certification required
2 Mondays & for admission to class.) John Kaminsky,
3 Wednesdays, $40 tuition + $15 material fee, 1.2 CEUs
6-10 p.m. (Youngwood) LAWX 6401-79 Friday, September 14,
3 Saturdays, 6-10 p.m., & Saturday,
9 a.m.-5 p.m., & September 15,
1 Sunday, 1-5 p.m., 2-10 p.m. (Public Safety
(PSTC Firearms Range) Training Center)
For more information about
Law Enforcement classes,
contact Susan Bortz,
and Homeland Security
1-800-262-2103, ext. 4298.
Act 180 – Mandatory In-Service Classes for
Certified Police Officers
The 2008 mandatory, in-service program requires all municipal police offi-
cers to complete 12 hours of classroom instruction, exclusive of administra-
tive and examination time. There are four classes scheduled this year. The
Legal Updates class is mandatory. Officers must take at least 12 hours of
instruction, not necessarily at the same time or location. Locations and
dates follow the course descriptions.
NEW - Legal Update NEW - Street Encounters-
(Three-Hour Required) 08–201 Investigatory Detention &
This is a three-hour mandatory In-Service Warrantless Searches (Three-Hour
Training Program required course that cov- Elective) 08–327
ers legal issues affecting municipal police A scenario-based block of instruction
officers throughout the Commonwealth. aimed at the officer on the street. Legal
This course, a staple in the MIST curricu- concepts that will be addressed include:
lum, will cover new criminal and traffic reasonable suspicion, probable cause,
laws, rules of criminal procedure updates, “Terry” stops, car stops, investigatory
and changes in other statutes related to detention vs. arrest, and exceptions to
law enforcement. The 2008 course will also search warrant requirements. The sce-
address landmark United States Supreme nario based training will be based on
Court opinions and key Pennsylvania court video clips depicting common street
decisions regarding search and seizure as encounters and allow student/instructor
well as other pertinent criminal and traffic interaction which will reinforce an officer’s
case law. knowledge of the topic and allow for offi-
cer input and discussion while adhering to
pertinent case holdings.
NEW - Games Criminals Play:
Unusual Weapons & Concealment
(Three-Hour Elective) 08–328
Criminals can be quite innovative in their
attempts to conceal their illegal activities
and evade detection and arrest from law
enforcement. They routinely have secret
compartments built into their attire, vehi-
cles and homes to hold weapons, contra-
band and currency. This course is designed
to both inform law enforcement officers of
NEW - Radical Islam: the items that are available to suspects
A Law Enforcement Primer that pose a risk to officer safety, as well as
(Three-Hour Required) 08–202 to advise them of the creativity of sus-
Topical Areas: This course would provide pects. It is imperative that we learn and
an overview of the factors and issues adapt to their new tricks and techniques
related to a radical view of Islam such as: that endanger the police officers across
the differences between mainstream Islam the Commonwealth. This course will focus
and its radical fringes; the principles, jus- on officer safety issues and examine tricks
tification, and concepts of radical Islam and techniques that criminals use.
and what they mean to the police officer;
the concepts of Jihad and martyrdom and
their implications for law enforcement
activities; detecting logistical, financial,
and material support for Jihadist activi-
ties; recognizing potentially threatening
activities in the community; recognizing
groups following a radical philosophy.
See next page for locations and dates for
MPOETC in-service Classes.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 55
ACT 180 Mandatory In-Service Classes – MPOETC
Ligonier Town Hall, 120 E. Main St., Ligonier, PA
Legal Updates 08/SG LAWG 4901-63 Thursday, January 3, 8-11:30 a.m.
Radical Islam 08/SG LAWG 7551-63 Thursday, January 3, 12:30-4 p.m.
Street Encounters 08/SG LAWG 7850-63 Friday, January 4, 8-11:30 a.m.
Games Criminals Play 08/SG LAWG 2250-63 Friday, January 4, 12:30-4 p.m.
WCCC, Business & Industry Center, 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA
Legal Updates 08/SG LAWG 4901-01 Tuesday, January 8, 8-11:30 a.m.
Radical Islam 08/SG LAWG 7551-01 Tuesday, January 8, 12:30-4 p.m.
Street Encounters 08/SG LAWG 7850-01 Wednesday, January 9, 8-11:30 a.m.
Games Criminals Play 08/SG LAWG 2250-01 Wednesday, January 9, 12:30-4 p.m.
WCCC, Alle-Kiski Center, 899 East Hill Road, New Kensington, PA
Legal Updates 08/SG LAWG 4901-30 Tuesday, January 15, 8-11:30 a.m.
Radical Islam 08/SG LAWG 7551-30 Tuesday, January 15, 12:30-4 p.m.
Street Encounters 08/SG LAWG 7850-30 Wednesday, January 16, 8-11:30 a.m.
Games Criminals Play 08/SG LAWG 2250-30 Wednesday, January 16, 12:30-4 p.m.
Blairsville Borough Fire Department, 51 W. Campbell Street, Blairsville, PA
Legal Updates 08/SG LAWG 4901-66 Tuesday, January 22, 8-11:30 a.m.
Radical Islam 08/SG LAWG 7551-66 Tuesday, January 22, 12:30-4 p.m.
Street Encounters 08/SG LAWG 7850-66 Wednesday, January 23, 8-11:30 a.m.
Games Criminals Play 08/SG LAWG 2250-66 Wednesday, January 23, 12:30-4 p.m.
Rostraver Municipal Building, 202 Port Royal Road, Belle Vernon, PA
Legal Updates 08/SG LAWG 4901-74 Tuesday, January 29, 8-11:30 a.m.
Radical Islam 08/SG LAWG 7551-74 Tuesday, January 29, 12:30-4 p.m.
Street Encounters 08/SG LAWG 7850-74 Wednesday, January 30, 8-11:30 a.m.
Games Criminals Play 08/SG LAWG 2250-74 Wednesday, January 30, 12:30-4 p.m.
Vandergrift Elementary School, 420 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, PA
Legal Updates 08/SG LAWG 4901-35 Wednesday, February 6, 6-9:30 p.m.
Radical Islam 08/SG LAWG 7551-35 Thursday, February 7, 6-9:30 p.m.
Street Encounters 08/SG LAWG 7850-35 Tuesday, February 12, 6-9:30 p.m.
Games Criminals Play 08/SG LAWG 2250-35 Wednesday, February 13, 6-9:30 p.m.
WCCC, Business & Industry Center, 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA
Legal Updates 08/SG LAWG 4901-02 Tuesday, February 19, 8-11:30 a.m.
Radical Islam 08/SG LAWG 7551-02 Tuesday, February 19, 12:30-4 p.m.
Street Encounters 08/SG LAWG 7850-02 Wednesday, February 20, 8-11:30 a.m.
Games Criminals Play 08/SG LAWG 2250-02 Wednesday, February 20, 12:30-4 p.m.
North Huntingdon Town House, 11279 Center Highway, North Huntingdon, PA
Legal Updates 08/SG LAWG 4901-72 Wednesday, February 27, 8-11:30 a.m.
Radical Islam 08/SG LAWG 7551-72 Wednesday, February 27, 12:30-4 p.m.
Street Encounters 08/SG LAWG 7850-72 Thursday, February 28, 8-11:30 a.m.
Games Criminals Play 08/SG LAWG 2250-72 Thursday, February 28, 12:30-4 p.m.
NEW - Basic Incident Command Homeland Security &
System-Classroom (ICS 200)
ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to Environmental
operate efficiently during an incident or
event within the Incident Command
System (ICS). ICS 200 provides training on Courses
resources for personnel who are likely to
What is ET Online?
assume a supervisory position within the
ICS. The units that comprise ICS 200 These courses in Homeland Security, envi-
include the following: course overview, ronmental technology and hazardous
leadership and management, delegation of materials consist of an online text, inter-
authority & management by objectives, active exercises, self-grading quizzes, final
functional areas and positions, briefings, exam and as needed, hands-on training.
organizational flexibility, transfer of com-
ET Online is offered through members of
mand and course summary. Allen Clark,
No tuition, 1.6 CEUs the Community and College Consortium
HLSX 0201-01 2 Saturdays starting for Health and Safety Training around the
September 29, nation and is different from
8 a.m.-5 p.m. “Education2Go.” The curriculum is
authored and sponsored by the Hazardous
NEW - Incident Response to
Materials Training and Research Institute
This course is directed at providing aware- in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ET Online is spon-
ness level training for first responders to sored in part by the Fund for the
enable them to recognize, avoid, isolate, Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and notify the proper authorities in the and the U. S. Department of Education.
event of a terrorism incident involving
energetic materials. The course is com-
prised of a power point presentation
What can you expect as a new
embedded with videos designed to famil- student?
iarize participants with commercial and To participate, you must have Windows
military explosives, improvised explosive 98, Windows ME or Windows XP and have
devices, and appropriate response proce- Internet access (high speed connection is
dures at the awareness level. Fred W.
preferable). To get a feel for the material,
Siekkinen, DEP, $15 tuition, .4 CEUs
HLSX 0210-01 Saturday, October 13, prospective students may “test-drive” part
8-noon of one of the classes at www.et-online.org
HLSX 0210-02 Wednesday, November 7, and follow the “Sample Courses” route to
6-10 p.m. any one of the sample courses listed.
HLSX 0210-03 Saturday, January 12, When you realize how easy this is, call
the WCCC Registration Center at
NEW - Intermediate Incident 1-800-262-2103 extension 4204 and
Command System (ICS 300) give the course code listed for the
All mid-level management desired course. You will then be sent an
federal/state/local/tribal/private sector and alphanumeric ID and then you’re ready to
nongovernmental personnel should take begin. After the course is completed you
ICS 300 including those serving as com-
will receive a certificate. You may start
mand staff, section chiefs, strike team lead-
ers, task force leaders, unit leaders, divi- an online course anytime after
sion/group supervisors, branch directors, September 24 but you must complete
and multi-agency coordination it by December 31, 2007. The follow-
system/emergency operations center staff. ing are topic areas offered. For
Kim Houser, No tuition, 2.4 CEUs complete course descriptions and
HLSX 0300-45 6 Thursdays starting
fees, check out wccc.edu/homeland
August 30, 6-10 p.m.
(Greensburg Hose Co. #7,
Online Homeland Security and
625 E. Pittsburgh St.,
Environmental Technology Courses
appear on the following pages.
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 57
Agricultural & Farm Workers
Participants may earn individual certificates or complete any four courses for a
certificate in Agroterrorism.
What is agroterrorism? Agroterrorism is the use or threatened use of biological, chemical
or radiological agents against any component of agriculture. Agroterrorism can adversely
impact the U.S. food and agriculture economy. These courses are designed for agriculture
and feed producers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, veterinarians, emergency med-
ical services personnel, emergency management personnel, public health officials, public
works personnel, livestock producers/groups, elected officials, and local officials.
Agricultural Agents Threat & Response HLSX 1802-W1
Biological Agents of Terrorism HLSX 1801-W1
Botulism/Food-borne Threat & Response HLSX 1803-W1
Perspectives on Terrorism HLSX 1901-W1
Worker Safety for Disaster Response HLSX 1902-W1
Emergency Managers & Responders
Individual certificates will be issued by the Federal Emergency Management
ICS 100 – Introduction to the Incident Command System HLSX 0100-W1
ICS 200 – ICS for Single Resources & Initial Actions HLSX 0200-W1
Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools (ICS 362) HLSX 0362-W1
Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP–ICS 546) HLSX 0546-W1
National Incident Management System (NIMS 700) HLSX 0700-W1
Introduction to the National Response Plan (NRP-800) HLSX 0800-W1
Hazardous Materials Workers
Individual certificate courses
Hazwoper HLSX 2001-W1
Hazwoper – Moderate Risk HLSX 2002-W1
Hazwoper Refresher HLSX 2003-W1
Hazard Communication (HazCom/Right-to-Know) HLSX 2004-W1
Introduction to Mass Fatalities HLSX 1903-W1
DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation HLSX 2005-W1
Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Awareness Safety Course HLSX 2006-W1
Complete any four courses for a certificate in Homeland Security for Healthcare
Agricultural Agents Threat & Response HLSX 1802-W1
Anthrax Threat & Response HLSX 2101-W1
Botulism/Food-borne Threat & Response HLSX 1803-W1
Smallpox Threat & Response HLSX 2103-W1
Tularemia/Plague Threat & Response HLSX 2104-W1
Worker Safety for Disaster Response HLSX 1902-W1
Terrorism Agent Control Technology (TACT) Certificate
All courses are required to earn a certificate in terrorism response.
These courses are designed for personnel in the following industries: agriculture and food
industry, science and industry, emergency management, security and law enforcement,
military science, environmental management, and public service. Take one TACT course or
take them all and earn your certification. Students preparing for careers and professionals
alike will gain the necessary skills to respond to deliberate disasters.
Perspectives on Terrorism HLSX 1901-W1
Biological Agents of Terrorism HLSX 1801-W1
Emergency Response to Terrorism HLSX 2204-W1
Certificates will be issued for individual courses or aggregate courses.
Basic Water Treatment – Intro (Water Sources & Treatment ETCX 0102-W1
Basic Water Treatment – Coagulation and Flocculation ETCX 0103-W1
Basic Water Treatment – Disinfection ETCX 0104-W1
Basic Water Treatment – Filtration ETCX 0105-W1
Basic Water Treatment – Fluoridation ETCX 0106-W1
Basic Water Treatment – Iron & Manganese ETCX 0107-W1
Basic Water Treatment – Quality ETCX 0108-W1
Basic Water Treatment – Sedimentation ETCX 0109-W1
Water Treatment I ETCX 0101-W1
Water Treatment II ETCX 0110-W1
Water Analysis ETCX 0130-W1
Water Distribution Systems ETCX 0150-W1
Water Distribution Systems – Distribution Facilities ETCX 0151-W1
Water Distribution Systems – Storage Systems ETCX 0152-W1
Water Distribution Systems – System Disinfection ETCX 0153-W1
Water Distribution Systems – System Ops & Maintenance ETCX 0154-W1
Water Distribution Systems – System Safety ETCX 0155-W1
Water Distribution Systems – Valves, Mains, Meters, O&M ETCX 0156-W1
Water Distribution Systems – Water Mains ETCX 0157-W1
Water Distribution Systems – Water Quality ETCX 0158-W1
Basic Wastewater Treatment – Disinfection & Chlorination ETCX 0202-W1
Basic Wastewater Treatment – Fixed Film Processes ETCX 0203-W1
Basic Wastewater Treatment – Pollution Control ETCX 0204-W1
Basic Wastewater Treatment – Pond Systems ETCX 0205-W1
Basic Wastewater Treatment – Preliminary Treatment ETCX 0206-W1
Basic Wastewater Treatment – Primary Treatment ETCX 0207-W1
Basic Wastewater Treatment – Suspended Growth Systems ETCX 0208-W1
Wastewater Treatment I ETCX 0201-W1
Wastewater Treatment II ETCX 0209-W1
Permits and Administration ETCX 0220-W1
Pumps, Maintenance & Safety ETCX 0225-W1
Wastewater Analysis ETCX 0230-W1
Wastewater Collection Systems ETCX 0235-W1
Wastewater Treatment – Industrial ETCX 0240-W1
Solid Waste Composting Operations ETCX 0301-W1
Solid Waste Landfill Operations ETCX 0302-W1
Integrated Solid Waste Management ETCX 0303-W1
The Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
does not apply to Homeland
Security Online classes.
For more information
Security online classes,
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204. 59
WCCC Meeting/Event Facilities
Plan your next meeting, corpo-
rate planning session, educa-
seminar, workshop or banquet.
Experience our premier catering
services and state-of-the-art
meeting facilities in the heart of
the Laurel Highlands.
• Meeting and conference space for up to 500 people
• 425-seat theater for productions and special events
• State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment
• Internet and phone conferencing capabilities
• Executive menu and service to
up to 200
Call today for a tour or to
book your next event!
Anna Peagler, WCCC event
Build real-world skills for next week’s jobs.
• 75+ programs taught by faculty with real-
• WCCC’s smaller classes mean more per-
sonal attention for you
• Flexible scheduling - enroll at one of
WCCC’s seven convenient locations, or take
classes online in the comfort of your home
• At $73/credit for Westmoreland County
residents, WCCC is the best educational
value in PA
You can afford success with WCCC.
1-800-262-2103 • www.wccc.edu
Westmoreland County Community College
An affirmative action, equal opportunity college
Call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Be prepared to give your social security number and the course code of the class you want
Credit card payments accepted at time of registration. Tuition and material fees must be
paid in full before you begin the class.
To add, drop or change a class, call the Registration Center.
Tuition costs listed apply to Westmoreland County residents. Residents of other counties
are charged double tuition. Payment may be made by cash, check and MasterCard or
VISA credit cards.
Mail your check to:
Westmoreland County Community College
Youngwood, PA 15697-1895
All refunds are calculated from the official starting date of the course. Refunds of pay-
ments received by cash, check, or credit card will be issued in the form of a check made
payable to the student.
For courses meeting only one week or less:
If you officially drop before the course starts, you may be eligible to receive a 100% refund
of tuition and fees. There are no refunds after this date.
For courses two-weeks through four-weeks:
If you officially drop through the first three days of the course, you may be eligible to
receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. There are no refunds after this date.
For courses five-weeks through nine-weeks:
If you officially drop through the first week of the course, you may be eligible to receive a
100% refund of tuition and fees. There are no refunds after the first week of the course.
For courses of 10 weeks or longer:
If you officially drop through the first week of the course, you may be eligible to receive a
100% refund of tuition and fees. If you officially drop during the second week of the
course, you may be eligible to receive a 60% refund of tuition. There are no refunds after
the second week of the course.
Tuition Reduction for Older Adults
If you are a Pennsylvania resident age 60 or older, you may be eligible for a 50 percent
reduction in tuition when you enroll in continuing education classes. Enrollment with a
tuition reduction is contingent upon space availability in the class. This reduction applies
only to tuition charges and not to textbooks, equipment/supplies, or any fees. To enroll,
call the Registration Center.
Class cancellations and college closing due to inclement weather or other emergency con-
ditions will be announced on area radio and television stations and the Internet. As road
conditions vary widely during inclement weather, you are advised to use your own judg-
ment in deciding whether to attend classes.
The Youngwood Campus Bookstore normal hours of operation are 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. See our website – www.wccc.edu –
for extended hours of operation before and during the start of the semester. Textbooks
should be purchased at the main campus in Youngwood. If you are unable to travel to the
main campus, please call the bookstore at 724-925-4174 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4174 for
other options. Most textbooks are available at least two weeks before the beginning of
each semester. Specific information concerning your textbooks and a booklist can be
obtained by calling your campus bookstore.
You must contact the Registration Center to officially drop a course.
If you do not officially drop, you remain obligated for all tuition and fees.
Alle-Kiski Education Center
From Washington Township: Take Route 780 West toward New Kensington.
Approximately 3.5 miles past the Alcoa Center, turn right onto East Hill Drive. Turn left at
the WCCC sign.
From New Kensington: Take Route 366 toward Valley High School, turn right onto Route
780 East (Powers Drive). Proceed to the top of the hill, bear left and continue approximately
1 mile. Turn left on East Hill Drive. Turn left at the WCCC sign.
Bushy Run Education Center
From Greensburg: Take Route 66 North to Route 22 heading west toward Pittsburgh. At
the third traffic light, turn left onto Mellon Road and proceed approximately 1.5 miles. The
Bushy Run Center is on the left.
From Murrysville: Head east on Route 22 toward Delmont. Turn right at the trafic light
onto Mellon Road and proceed 1.5 miles.
Greene County Education Center
From I-79 North or South: Take Waynesburg (Exit 14) onto Route 21 East. Proceed to
the first traffic light and make a left onto Progress Drive. Proceed left. Make the first right
curve which will take you to EverGreene Technology Park. WCCC is located on the right
side of the building.
From 21 West: Proceed under I-79 and follow the directions above.
From 21 East: Make a right onto Progress Drive at the light just after the Greene County
Airport and follow the directions above.
Indiana County Community College Center
From Blairsville: Take Route 119 North to the Clymer/Indiana Exit and exit at
Clymer Route 286.
From Punxsutawney: Take Route 119 South and exit at the Clymer/Indiana Exit and
exit at Clymer Route 286. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Airport Road.
Continue approximately 100 yards and turn left into the parking lot.
Laurel Education Center
From Route 30: Take Route 981 North toward Latrobe. (Route 981 becomes Lloyd
Avenue.) The center is located on the right just before crossing the Loyalhanna Creek
From Route 22-New Alexandria: Take Route 981 South and turn right onto Derry Road
at the traffic light. Cross the Loyalhanna Creek Bridge. The center is the second building on
Mon Valley Education Center
From Route 51 North: Make the first left turn at the traffic light (past Bill’s Golfland) at
Robbie’s Cream Delight. Proceed to the traffic light and turn right at the light.
From Route 51 South: Make the right turn (1/2 mile past CoGo’s) at the United Mine
Workers Headquarters. Proceed 1 mile and turn left into the college parking lot before the
Public Safety Training Center
From I-70 W (New Stanton and PA Turnpike, exit 75): Take I-70 W 8 miles from New
Stanton to the Smithton exit (no. 49). Exit and turn left at the stop sign. Proceed 100 ft. to
the next stop sign. Turn right onto Fitz Henry Road. Proceed 1 mile and turn right onto
Reduction Road. Proceed 1 mile to the PSTC entrance on the left.
From I-70 E (Belle Vernon and I-79): Proceed on I-70 E to the Smithton exit
(no. 49). Exit and turn left at the stop sign onto Fitz Henry Road. Proceed 1 mile and turn
right onto Reduction Road. Proceed 1 mile to the PSTC entrance on the left.
From Greensburg and Route 30: Take Route 119 South into Youngwood. At the third
traffic light, Depot Street, turn left and proceed one mile to the college, located on the right.
From the PA Turnpike–New Stanton, Rt. 119 or I-70: Take Route 119 North into
Youngwood. At the fourth traffic light, Depot Street, turn right and proceed one mile to the
college, located on the right.
62 To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204.
YOUNGWOOD CAMPUS MAP
YO U N G WO O D
Community College Drive
BIY Business & Industry Center
CHY Commissioners Hall
FHY Founders Hall
SHY Science Hall
Are you 55 or older looking for employment?
Contact the Westmoreland County Community College
Senior Community Service
Employment Program (SCSEP)
If you are 55 or older, a resident of Westmoreland County and meet the
income guidelines, you may be eligible for the SCSEP.
Highlights of the program include:
• Earn while you learn (20 hours each week at $7.15/hr.)
• Placement in a nonprofit agency for training
• Upgrade existing skills or acquire new skills
• Job search assistance
For more information about
the SCSEP at WCCC,
Funded by the
U.S. Department of Labor,
National Council on the
Aging and the
Westmoreland County Area
Agency on Aging.
Make a Difference -
If retirement isn’t as rewarding as you thought it would be, it might
be time for you to find the rewards in giving your time to others.
Our volunteers work in schools, libraries, museums, hospitals and
many more places. You choose where you volunteer. But there is one
thing all of our volunteers share - satisfaction in helping their
communities and others.
To volunteer, call the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
at 724-925-4213 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4213.
RSVP is funded, in part, by the Corporation for National and
Community Service and sponsored locally by WCCC.
College tuition costs
Wouldn’t you like to earn
college credit for free?
You can! If you attend any of the Career and Technology Centers,
you can earn WCCC credits for the skills that you’ve already
• Culinary Arts
• Computer Technology
• Graphics/Web Design
• Plus many more areas
For more information, contact the
WCCC Tech Prep Office at 724-925-4266.
WCCC Fall 2007 Schedule of Events
An Evening with Cyril Wecht
Thursday, September 20 • 7 p.m.
Tickets: $5, general admission
Theater, Science Hall
Jim Donovan of Rusted Root
Drum the Ecstatic International
An evening of ecstatic drumming, dancing & song
Friday, October 12
African-Influenced Dinner – 4:45 p.m., Commissioners Hall
Performance – 7 p.m., Theater, Science Hall
Tickets: $15 Performance
Yoga of Drum & Chant: Drumming Mantra &
Learn & experience powerful mantras & rhythms from
India, Tibet, Africa & more!
Friday, October 12
3 p.m., Commissioners Hall, Room 2303-04
Tickets: $25 Workshop
Associate director, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Carnegie Mellon University
Join us for a discussion about the arts in our daily lives and touch on the
national trend of creative economies.
Thursday, November 8 • 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Amphitheater, Founders Hall
A Little Christmas Spirit
Main stage performance of the new WCCC Community Theatre
Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1 • 7:30 p.m.
Theater, Science Hall
The Little Town of Christmas
Children’s theatre main stage performance
Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 9 • 2 p.m.
Theater, Science Hall
WCCC Community Choir &
Orchestra Holiday Concert
Friday, December 14 • 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 • 2 p.m.
Theater, Science Hall
All events will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus.
For tickets, call 724-925-6890.
In today’s demand driven workplace, companies need to upgrade skill sets
and develop their talent. Let us help you design a training program that will
maximize employee effectiveness and productivity. Westmoreland County
Community College is well-known for flexible schedules, knowledgeable
staff, convenient training sites including on-site, and superior customer serv-
ice. We serve companies and organizations by providing high-quality, afford-
• Basic Machining • Access
• Blueprint Reading • Computer Basics
• CNC/CAD/CAM • Computer Programming
• Ergonomics and Proper Lifting • Excel
• Forklift Training • Dreamweaver
• Geometric Tolerancing • Linux Operating System
• Industrial Hydraulics • Networking
• ISO 9000 Basics • Outlook
• Lean Manufacturing • PowerPoint
• PLC • Project
• Soldering • Visio
• Welding • Windows
Health & Safety Business
• CPR and Heartsaver First Aid • Business Continuity
• Crane Safety • Business Writing
• Lockout/Tagout • Communicating Effectively
• OSHA • Customer Service Skills
• Safety • Decision Making/Facilitating
• Private Security Training • Leadership & Supervisory Skills
• Training for Healthcare • Project Management
• Six Sigma
• Team Building
Additional programs may be developed to meet your
organization’s specific training needs.
For more information contact:
Director, Workforce and Economic Development
Permit No. 20
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Postmaster, please deliver August 30-September 2, 2007.
There’s more to life.
Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA 15697-1898
Firing Range Open House
WCCC Public Safety Training Center
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Noon - 6 p.m.
Certified law enforcement officers are invited to a Firing Range Open
House at the WCCC Public Safety Training Center in Smithton to
experience our new firing range. Plan to attend to try out
manufacturers’ latest weaponry, targets and other products of interest
for law enforcement
Wear layers and be pre-
pared in case of inclement
The open house includes
prizes, free T-shirts, prod-
uct giveaways and a pig
roast with “all the fixin’s.”
For more information,
call 724-925-4298 or
To register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204.